If You're A Wanted Fugitive In The US And You Blog, Maybe Don't Mention Plans To Travel To A US Territory
from the just-a-suggestion dept
The LA Times has a story about a Japanese man who has been wanted on charges of murder for over 25 years, who was finally arrested thanks to him tipping off authorities on his blog that he would be traveling to the US territory of Saipan. Kazuyoshi Miura is believed by US authorities to have killed his wife, while the pair were visiting the US in 1981. He was tried and convicted in Japan — but the case was overturned. US authorities have been trying to arrest him ever since. Apparently, a few years back he set up a blog, and US police have been monitoring it to see if he would do something so silly as to mention the fact that he’d be traveling to a US territory — which he actually did. So, just as a public service announcement: if you’re a wanted fugitive in the US, perhaps don’t announce on your blog that you’ll be traveling there.