Creeps of the Week

Bank Robbery Suspect Caught Because of Facebook Selfie

Bank Robbery Suspect Caught Because of Facebook Selfie

The FBI apprehended an alleged Michigan bank robber this week because of a photo he posted to his Facebook page of himself posing with a sub machine gun that was brandished during a recent bank hold-up. According to investigators, alleged bank robber 21-year-old Jules Bahler robbed three banks over an eight-day period, ending with a…

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Woman Jailed for Bullying Herself on Facebook

Woman Jailed for Bullying Herself on Facebook

A 24-year-old English woman, Michelle Chapman, was recently sentenced to 20 months in prison after bullying herself on her own Facebook page. She created multiple fake accounts and posted crude, hostile remarks on her personal Facebook page, with the purpose of framing her mother and stepfather. Chapman set up multiple profiles in the names of…

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New York Man Charged with Impersonating Deceased Soldier on Facebook

New York Man Charged with Impersonating Deceased Soldier on Facebook

In December, it was discovered that an individual was posing as deceased Marine Matthew Pucino on both Facebook and a dating site. Police now believe that they have found the perpetrator behind the crime: 28-year-old New York man Brandon Ashraf. Ashraf actually reached out to Pucino’s sisters to alert them to the fake page after…

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Iowa Mom Arrested For Facebook School Shooting Threat

Iowa Mom Arrested For Facebook School Shooting Threat

39-year-old Iowa mother Teri Pallat was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat earlier this week after making threats on Facebook on behalf of her son, a 15-year-old boy with epilepsy who was being bullied at school. Pallat posted this message on her wall: “And they asked why do people shoot up schools well…

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Suspect Caught Five Minutes After Taunting Police on Facebook

Suspect Caught Five Minutes After Taunting Police on Facebook

Law enforcement has stepped up its efforts in recent years to patrol social media and gather evidence on potential criminals. However, crooks don’t usually make it as easy for the cops as Rosenberg, Texas, criminal Rolando Lozano did, writing on a police department’s Facebook wall after they published his mug shot on their page asking…

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Facebook Post Leads to Alleged Attacker’s Arrest

Facebook Post Leads to Alleged Attacker’s Arrest

One of Facebook’s greatest drawbacks is also one of its biggest strengths: it can get the word out about something far and wide in a very short period of time. That facet of the site was put to good use last week as a Tulsa woman used Facebook to catch a criminal who assaulted and…

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Restaurant Shames Dine and Dasher on Facebook, Gets Him Arrested

Restaurant Shames Dine and Dasher on Facebook, Gets Him Arrested

Customers running out of restaurants without paying their bills has long been a source of ire for restaurant owners. The owners of a Reno, Nevada, restaurant decided to take the law into their own hands last week when they posted a picture of a customer who had stiffed them on a $100 bill and warned…

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Criminal Suspect Comments on His Own Facebook Wanted Photo and Gets Arrested

Criminal Suspect Comments on His Own Facebook Wanted Photo and Gets Arrested

Law enforcement officials are turning to Facebook with greater frequency to catch criminals. From poring over photo albums for evidence to using status updates as proof in court, what you say and do on Facebook can have very real consequences. However, apparently no one told this to Matthew Oliver, 23, of New Port Richey, Florida,…

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British Man Sentenced for Facebook Threat Against Tennessee School Children

British Man Sentenced for Facebook Threat Against Tennessee School Children

Reece Davis, a 24-year-old man from northern England, has been sentenced to two years and four months in prison after making anonymous threats against Tennessee schoolchildren in a Facebook group. Davis posted on a memorial page for a Tennessee student in February, saying that he was going to kill his father first, then went on…

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Cleveland Prosecutor Fired For Creating Facebook Profile of Accused Killer’s Fake Girlfriend

Cleveland Prosecutor Fired For Creating Facebook Profile of Accused Killer’s Fake Girlfriend

Earlier this week, Cleveland county prosecutor Aaron Brockler was fired for creating a Facebook profile and posing as the fake girlfriend of an accused murderer he was prosecuting. The murder suspect, 29-year-old Damon Dunn, is accused of committing a murder at a car wash in May 2012. However, two women he had romantic relationships with…

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