It’s understandable why some teens may want to brag about their illegal exploits in Facebook; after all, it does seem a bit ‘cool’ to project the rebellious image. However, this desire is something that they must learn to curb if they don’t want to end up on the fast track to jail. One 19-year old had to learn this lesson the hard way after he bragged about eluding the police on his Facebook page.
The whole fiasco began when the police spotted one guy speeding recklessly on his off-road motorcycle. Of course, the police officers immediately commenced pursuit but the guy was wily and went off road to make a quick escape. Police were unable to follow him and the rider went away scot-free – that is, until he posted about the whole escapade on his Facebook page.
The police spotted the brag, checked the guy’s profile, and found photographs of a bike that looked suspiciously like the one that had evaded them earlier. Sure enough, it was their suspect right there, thoughtlessly broadcasting to the entire world that he had committed an illegal offense.
The police showed up at his doorstep with a search warrant the next day and the guy admitted that he was the one who made the escape. He was compelled to cooperate when the evidence – a print out of his Facebook page – was presented to him.
Now, the teen is facing charges of reckless driving as well as some other infractions, all of which have remained undisclosed just like the culprit’s name.
The speedster now joins the ranks of several other misfits who were caught because they were foolish enough to assume that the long arm of the law does not reach into cyberspace.