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Facebook's Dumbest Criminals
Facebook has so far seen an extensive (and hopefully not expanding) accumulation of the most ridiculous criminal activity being uploaded onto it's pages. You may think that there are limits to how dumb people can get when it comes to advertising their own criminal capers, but as you are about to find out, these limits have very thin walls...
Facebook's Dumbest Criminals - The Iguana Strikes Back
To start lets take a look at two people from Illinois who caught a rare iguana and grilled it with their friends using a barbeque. They then proceeded to share pictures of the whole event on Facebook including the capturing and grilling of the doomed little animal.
Little did they know at the time, that iguanas are a protected species. Promptly afterward the photos were reported to the Bahamian authorities which lead to the accused being tracked down and arrested. The hunters had now become the hunted and were both allocated a $500 bail charge for their alleged stupidity. They had crossed the boundaries set by the Wild Animal Protection Act and had a potential further threat from U.S. law. It was without doubt the most expensive thing they have ever ate. The news article can be found here.
Facebook's Dumbest Criminals - Lest Ye Be Judged...
Over-sharing our private lives with the world is a widespread problem. It seems that some people are even trying to break the record for the negligence of intelligence and simply can't resist raising the benchmark (with emphasis on the word 'simply').
In August 2010 a new level of dumbness was achieved by a tactless comment submitted on Facebook. The deed was done by a member of a court jury, who wittingly decided to comment about a trial that was still in progress.
The woman from Michigan was serving jury duty in Mt. Clemens when she took the overwhelming notion to spill the beans. On her Facebook page the following comment was found: “gonna be fun to tell the defendant they're guilty”. Unfortunately for her, this was a forgotten dream, as she was dully removed from the case and missed her apparently fun opportunity =S
Facebook's Dumbest Criminals - Caught Web-Handed
This I have to say is one of the silliest things that someone has ever done. I'm sure you will agree that if the stupidity of this incident was converted into the strength of an earthquake it would have measured at least magnitude 15 on the Richter Scale.
This was a man who didn't quite devise his master plan thoroughly enough. I'm only assuming he had it written on the back of a cigarette packet.
The guy claimed his fame by succeeding to rob a series of 5 banks and getting caught in a very obvious fashion. To make things just a little more drastic, he had merely accounted $6000 to show for it.
So how was he caught? The FBI arrested him after they noticed his Facebook profile picture. He was wearing the exact same clothes as he had worn during the robberies. Need more be said?
Facebook's Dumbest Criminals - Baby With Bong
A 19 year old mother from Florida was arrested after uploading to Facebook a rather off putting photograph of her baby “smoking” a bong. She turned herself in to Clay County Sheriff's deputies and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
The young mother claimed that the photo was taken as a joke to show one of her friends and in her defense the infant did not inhale. A resident of Texas notified Florida's abuse hotline when they became aware of the photo. She was challenged on her parenting skills by The Florida Department of Children and Families when they launched an investigation on the case. They concluded that even though the bong appeared to be filled with smoke, the baby sustained no injury in the taking of the photo and his drug test proved to be negative.
Talk about being badly influenced! I'm sure the little fella will grow up to know better.
Facebook's Dumbest Criminals
Who's In The Lead?
So what can we conclude from all this criminal activity?
As we have discovered, there are many Facebook fools out there, that have taken it upon themselves to make us all feel a heck of a lot smarter.
Facebook's easy to use privacy settings are a blessing to all who choose to use them. But then again, a certain saying comes to mind – 'make it idiot proof and they'll make a bigger idiot' - taken from 'The Little Book Of Crap Advice'.
If you liked this article, here is another one about funny Facebook pages that is sure to make you laugh or your money back. It's completely free to read.