Sunday, May 31, 2009

MySpace Convicts Bank Robber

Ah, social networking Darwinism at work:

27-year old Joseph Northington of Roanoke, VA, pleaded guilty to robbing a South Carolina bank after he boasted of doing so on his frigging MySpace profile!

Apparently, Northington was visiting a friend when he robbed a local bank of $4000. When the friend recognized him from surveillance tapes, he contacted authorities who discovered Northington's MySpace status read "On tha run for robbin a bank Love all of yall". No, for real.

Even better? His MySpace status now reads "wanted."

Joseph Northington faces seven years to life in prison and will be sentenced later for using a firearm in a violent crime.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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