Facebook really is a fantastic crime-fighting tool. Because there are plenty of criminals who are FAR TOO STUPID to realize people WILL see you bragging about your crimes if you post about them.
For the past few weeks, 21-year-old Michael Ruse of Leigh Park, Hampshire, England has been on trial for beating up a friend's dad with a baseball bat.
Apparently, the trial went pretty well for Ruse. Just before the jury was set to deliberate, he posted a status update saying, quote, "Another week at court!" A friend wrote and asked how the case was going.
He responded, quote, "Yeah, I think I get away with it tbh [too be honest]."
Someone anonymously saw that back-and-forth, printed it out, and gave it to the prosecution. They brought it up in court . . . and Ruseended up changing his plea from not guilty to guilty.
The judge called him stupid and sentenced him to 10 months in prison.