9 Most Bizarre Facebook Related Crimes
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1The woman who was arrested for ‘poking' someone on Facebook
The order specifically prohibits either telephoning, contacting, or otherwise communicating with the petitioner. Violation of a restraining order in Tennessee is a class A misdemeanor, punishable up to 11 months and 29 days in jail, as well as a fine up to $2500.
2The man who got arrested for pretending to be a Moroccan prince on Facebook
The Moroccan government, though, apparently isn't quite hip with this trend, and in 2008 arrested a man for creating a Facebook profile under the guise of the brother of King Mohammed VI.
The man, 26-year-old Fouad Mourtada, was arrested and charged with "villainous practices," a very dire and vague sounding offense. At this point, it's unknown just what he said on the fake profile and whether his intents were malicious or satirical, but it's safe to say that whatever he was doing with the fake Facebook identity wasn't terribly amusing to the Moroccan government.
3The emergency worker who got 4 years in jail for posting crime scene photos on Facebook
Now, the parents are suing Facebook for allowing the pictures to be shown.
4The woman who was convicted for decapitating a mouse and posting the footage on Facebook
Anderson received an 18-month good behaviour bond and was ordered to serve 180 hours community service.
5The two preteen girls who were accused of cyberstalking after hacking into a classmate's Facebook page
The defendants instant-messaged some boys to arrange dates where sex acts were to be performed by the victim, according to the charges. Jon Knight, the stepfather of the 12-year-old victim, said his family is relieved that the case has resulted in criminal charges. He said that he wasn't taken seriously when he reported the incident to Issaquah police and to staff at Issaquah Middle School.
6The couple who was arrested for eating rare iguana on Facebook
Palm and Rust have been charged with violating an animal protection act and were released on $500 bail each. They'll be back in court next Tuesday. As if that wasn't enough, a Bahamian official said the pair "could also be charged under U.S. law which makes it illegal to commit an offence in a country that has a relationship with the U.S." Good.
The iguanas are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Florida.
7The PA teen who admitted to trying to hire a hitman on Facebook
In July 2010, a 20-year-old woman who had accused Adams of raping her after a party called police to point out a posting on his Facebook page offering $500 for "a girls head." In a later posting, police say Adams said "he needed this girl knocked off right now." Neither Adams nor his attorney commented outside court.
8The man who got jailtime for Facebook friend request
9The teen who was busted after posting about toilet crime on Facebook
The teenager had apparently tried to protest his innocence at first. But he changed his plea when presented with proof of his vandalism: A transcript of the Facebook comments he made with one of his mates in which he copped to the deed.
While he had told the cops he had done nothing, he had answered a question on Facebook as to whether he might be guilty. His reply: "Kind of, yeah. I've kept it to myself. A few mates know."
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