Dean Mawdsley, a 20 year old mugger, was recently caught because one of his victims saw his picture on Facebook. Mawdsley stole a motorbike from a 17 year old student and then threatened the boy with violence should he try to retaliate. One would assume that the boy and three of his friends were just going about their day normally when they bumped into Mawdsley. Mawdsley, in an almost clairvoyant statement, said “Do you know who I am? You soon will do.” After which, he took the boy’s bike and threatened to “smash his face in” should the boy go down the same alley.
Later, some of the boy’s friends showed him a picture of a blonde haired guy showing off his biceps on Facebook and voila! Culprit is identified and justice is served. The boy really did end up knowing who “Dean Mawdsley” was, Diamondhead nickname or no. Mawdsley, it turned out, was a former apprentice football player. He was previously convicted with charges of mugging and it’s pretty obvious that he has yet to turn over a new leaf. Police apprehended the suspect, who then admitted that he performed the mugging. Mawdsley is now serving time for 18 months.
It’s really a mystery why criminals would continue to insist that they be on Facebook. The social networking site has proven time and again to be useful for the police and utterly devastating for criminals, so why would anybody still be on Facebook showing off their biceps when they’ve just used their muscle to steal a motorbike? Well, it’s a mystery, there’s no doubt about it… but it’s a funny one, and I sure won’t complain if criminals keep doing the same thing over and over again. It certainly saves the police a lot of trouble.