If You Rob A Bank, Perhaps You Shouldn't Brag About It On MySpace

from the just-a-suggestion dept

There certainly have been plenty of stories of incredibly dumb criminals bragging about their crimes on social networking sites -- only to realize too late that the police use such sites too. The latest is a bank robber who bragged about the robbery on Myspace, saying "On tha run for robbin a bank Love all of yall." Of course, the police didn't happen to notice this until they were tipped off by someone who recognized the guy in a television report that flashed a photo of the suspect. However, it makes it a bit harder to defend when the guy effectively confessed on MySpace.


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    Courtney (profile), Jun 2nd, 2009 @ 12:52pm

    Retard. That one's getting sent to Bonehead of the Day.

     

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    Tgeigs (profile), Jun 2nd, 2009 @ 12:57pm

    Would've been funny...

    If he was masked in his profile pic and his handle was "Ben Krobber"

    "APB on Ben Krobber. We're on the lookout for a Ben Krobber!"

     

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    Rob R. (profile), Jun 2nd, 2009 @ 1:35pm

    Let them keep doing it!

    We love watching these losers hang themselves like this. Don't advertise it, let them keep doing it!

     

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    JW Northington, Jun 2nd, 2009 @ 2:27pm

    Wasn't me

    Hey popo's it wasn't me. My account was hacked.
    OK I was searching Google for Bank Robbery but that's not a crime.

     

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    Xyro TR1 (profile), Jun 2nd, 2009 @ 2:39pm

    There are some things best left un-blogged. That is epic.

     

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    Paul C, Jun 2nd, 2009 @ 3:14pm

    Next some attorney general or sheriff will be complaining that MySpace is encouraging bank robberies just like Craigslist encourages prostitution.

     

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    August Gioia, Jun 2nd, 2009 @ 4:55pm

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    Long live the process of Natural Selection!

     

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    Anonymous Blogger, Jun 2nd, 2009 @ 5:11pm

    Chlorine

    Obviously someone forgot to put some Chlorine in his gene pool.

     

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    Norm, Jun 3rd, 2009 @ 9:27am

    Amazing!

    I recall a short while ago some high school prom party goers were posting on Myspace (or Facebook) and the police raided the party. HOLY CRAP the outrage against the police for having an account.

    Once tipped off wouldn't the police have to make an account - perhaps "fake" - to read this guy's postings?

    I'm telling you, it's all how Mike slants the title to the direction the posting goes.

     

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