Facebook FAIL Friday #141

Know what your kids are doing on Facebook with PC Pandora… before they do something dumb. Like this…

Be careful who you become friends with through Facebook. Yeah, they met in real life, but their friendship was developed over Facebook. Something tells me they are not going to still be friends.

May 16, 2013
Boy meets Facebook ‘friend’ and then burglarizes her home: cops
The 24-year-old victim chatted with Mark Thomas, 26, on Facebook for a few weeks. Then when they agreed to meet up, he allegedly stole her sunglasses, rings and cellphone from her home in Upper Darby, Pa.
By Lee Moran, New York Daily News

Mark Thomas said he had to go back to the victim’s apartment for his sunglasses but then ran back to steal her stuff, police say.

A Facebook friendship turned ugly when a woman met up with a man she’d been talking to online — and he ended up burglarizing her apartment.

Mark Thomas, 26, allegedly stole his 24-year-old victim’s sunglasses, rings and cellphone Saturday night from her home in Upper Darby, Pa.

Cops say the woman had met Thomas, from Yeadon, at a party several months ago and the pair became friends on the social networking site. [READ FULL STORY]


May 17, 2013
Australian politician apologizes for ‘liking’ Facebook pic of exposed teen
Peter Collier, the West Australian Minister for Education, fell victim to the ‘sneaky nuts’ prank back in 2011 when he accidentally ‘liked’ a Facebook photo showing a then-16-year-old’s private parts. The gaffe was recently revealed and Collier said it was a ‘silly mistake.’
By Victoria Taylor, New York Daily News

An Australian official was recently reminded to tread the social media waters carefully.

In 2011, Western Australia Minister for Education Peter Collier “liked” what he thought was an innocent Facebook picture of a 16-year-old member of the WA Young Liberals and an older man. It turned out that the teen was flashing his genitals in the photo.

It went unnoticed until late April when the teenager drew attention to the social media blunder. [READ FULL STORY]

This is so very sad and so very sickening. Thank GOODNESS these kids are not too bright and they got caught… we will be following this on the blog, but it should be started here in the Facebook FAIL column…

May 19, 2013
Chicago Teens Accused Of Gang-Raping Girl, Posting Video To Facebook, Will Be Tried As Adults
By Andres Jauregui, The Huffington Post

Three Chicago teens accused of gang-raping a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint and posting the video to Facebook will face charges as adults, Cook County prosecutors announced Friday.

A judge ordered Justin Applewhite, 16, Kenneth Brown, 15, and Scandale Fritz, 16, each held on $900,000 bond. The teens each face one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault.

The alleged sexual assaults took place at Fritz’s house Dec. 15, 2012. Fritz had the girl meet him at home, and then took her into the basement and allegedly raped her. According to court documents, Fritz threatened the girl, who had pleaded him to stop, by showing her a gun, and is alleged to have later filmed Applewhite and Brown raping her. [READ FULL STORY]

Hah. Not the first of these stories we’ve reported on…

May 20, 2013
Lad provokes cops on Facebook: ‘Catch me if u can’ … and they do
Nidhi Subbaraman, NBC News

When a U.K. police station posted a fugitive’s mugshot on its Facebook page, the cheeky lad wrote in from his personal account: “Catch me if u can.”

“In the past it’s taken us several weeks to get a hold of him,” Inspector Umer Khan, who runs the department’s Facebook page, told NBC News. [READ FULL STORY]

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