A British man who posed as Justin Bieber in a sick attempt to blackmail young girls is headed to jail, according to The Guardian. For nearly three years, Robert Hunter would creep on Facebook, Skype and MSN posing as the pop singer to get young girls to strip for him and perform sex acts via webcam. Read More
Crime and Punishment
So, here’s a tip for robbers: If you’re going to steal someone’s new iPod, don’t take selfies, because you’ll just incriminate yourself
A teen learned that when she snatched the Apple device from a 2-year-old boy sitting in a stroller then took photos of herself–without knowing that they were linked to the toddler’s mom iPhone. The bizarre chain of events happened Friday in the Bronx. Read More
Every once in a while a message on Facebook is actually useful, and this is one of those times. A Tennessee Supreme Court said that a message delivered on the social networking site between a juror and a witness could overturn a murder conviction and a life sentence.
The 2010 murder case of suspect William Darelle Smith was sent to a lower court Tuesday because the content of the message wasn’t revealed during a pretrial hearing and it potentially could’ve affected the outcome of the trial. The juror sent a message to the assistant medical examiner heaping praise on her testimony and inquiring if she saw him in the juror stand. Read More
Wearing saggy jeans is not only a terrible look, but it could also screw up your grand plan to jack a stranger’s cell phone. Joel Donaldson learned that the hard way yesterday afternoon when he punched a person in the face, took their phone and tried to run away — but his baggy jeans proved to be a hinderance. Read More
Last month, attendees at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California got a little out of control, by which we mean they threw a full-scale riot complete with knocked-over porta-potties. (Harsh the vibe much, man?) In the hopes of catching the perpetrators, cops posted a slew of photos on Facebook and asked for the public’s help.
Well, LAist reports that one young man really stepped up and did his civic duty. When his dumb-ass friend tagged him in one of the photos, he “responded by liking the post and sharing it on Facebook,” according to LAist. Read More
You don’t get the feeling that when up-and-coming rapper Matthew Best was choosing the Rise filter for his pictures of illegally smuggled assault weapons, he fully intended on receiving anything more than a few faves. His social media trail assisted the New York Police Department yesterday in its biggest gun bust ever that led to the seizure of 250 firearms and 19 arrests. Read More
A Verizon worker recently learned the hard way that yes, he can hear you now–even in underground vaults.
Mike Hathaway parked his van on 71-year-old Howard Cook’s lawn, CBS Boston reports. The cranky Mr. Cook got so pissed he trapped Mr. Hathaway in an underground storage vault, slammed the door, and then, as if that wasn’t enough, piled huge rocks on top of it. Read More
A New Jersey man has figured out the stupidest way to hide from his employer — and he’s being charged a lot money for it.
The FCC is imposing a civil penalty on Gary Bojczak, which includes a $32,000 fine, for illegally using a GPS jamming device to avoid being tracked by his employer after it interfered with Newark Liberty Airport’s satellite-based tracking system.
Investigators said Mr. Bojcazk rolled up to the airport last August in his Ford pickup and was “emanating signals within a restricted frequency band used by the augmentation system.” Read More
‘Here Your Stuff Back:’ Burglars Return Computers and Leave Note That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity
In what sounds like something straight out of an old episode of Oprah, a group of burglars returned their loot after they found out it was stolen from a nonprofit’s office.
We don’t get the sense that Troy Ridling completely thought out his plan to steal his church’s computer to watch porn.
The setting is flyover country Oklahoma. Church employees discovered a computer (probably an old Packard Bell?) was missing, and they figured out it was an inside job since nothing was damaged and there was no sign of a break in.
It was, however, outfitted with tracking software, and so the church was notified when someone decided to take a look at some porn. Read More