Social media can be one of the best ways to market your business. Unless, of course, your business is completely illegal.
A Las Vegas man was arrested Friday after he led police straight to his marijuana grow operation by posting weekly grow reports on YouTube.
I Fought the Law
Believe it or not, selfies aren’t always mindless acts of vanity. Sometimes, they also help catch criminals.
Alabama resident Colby Wayne Satterwhite, 22, has been charged in connection to a Florida burglary after his girlfriend took a selfie with the stuff he allegedly stole in the background and posted it to Facebook.
Bank account apps — they’re great for transferring your life savings to your checking account in $20 increments when one drink with a friend slowly morphs into a decadent, hours-long artisanal nacho bonanza.
But it turns out they can also be used for something more worthy — catching criminals. A Bronx woman used hers to collar a baddie who’d made off with her wallet, the New York Post reports.
Millennials — they can’t even stop with the social media long enough to rob a house properly.
South St. Paul resident Nicholas Steven Wig, 27, allegedly broke into and robbed a house last week, Ars Technica reports. Before fleeing the scene with his booty, he reportedly logged onto Facebook on the victim’s computer — but forgot to log out.
When the owner returned to his ransacked house, he discovered — besides the fact that he was missing a bunch of items — that his computer was logged into the Facebook account of someone named Nick Dub. Police traced the Nick Dub Facebook account back to Mr. Wig and arrested him on burglary charges.
Crime and Punishment
We can’t believe we have to explicitly sound this out for some of you dummies, but bragging about your expansive weed collection on YouTube isn’t going to lead to anything good. (Remember this guy? #TBT)
Ask William Bradley, a Connecticut man who was arrested Monday after police discovered his video channel of the myriad of drugs he was collecting.
Just weeks after the New York Police Department encouraged people to activate “Find My iPhone,” it’s already paying dividends in ways the force probably didn’t foresee.
Early this morning, a couple exiting a Bronx nightclub were allegedly mugged at gunpoint by two suspects, 21-year-old Antoine Ross and 22-year-old Trevor Robinson. One of the suspects allegedly pointed a silver pistol at the male victim saying “You know what this is, give up everything” and forcibly removed his wallet, belt and iPhone.