Stupidity of criminals on social media

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Ayla Lake, Reporter

The stupidity of some criminals affects the world around us. No matter if it is just for laughs or to find a reason to yell, but some criminals decide to post it online or social media getting caught with their crimes.

1. Michael Baker ended up in jail after posting a picture of himself on his Facebook account siphoning gas from a cop car. After getting caught, his girlfriend who helped with the crime, posted the picture on social media. “We were just standing there and thought it would be funny to take a picture and then post it on Facebook,” he said. An arrest warrant dated April 16 obtained by “The Smoking Gun” shows that Baker, who spent the night in jail, was charged with theft by unlawful taking. Jenkins Police Department is now looking into lockable gas caps, according to WYMT.

2. A Lakeland man wanted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office has been commenting on his own wanted Facebook post taunting deputies who said they are looking for him. “Deputies continue to look for me, but are frustrated that I am unable to be located,” wrote Logan Hale. Logan Hale, a 21-year-old man, is wanted on charges of armed burglary, grand theft of a firearm, giving false information to a pawnbroker and dealing in stolen property. Hale is accused of hitting Joshua Herndon, 26, with a closed a fist June 24. Herndon, of Lakeland, suffered a skull fracture, hearing and vision loss, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Logon was also accused of robbery, aggravated battery, tampering with a witness and violating probation. Logan Hale’s comments continued taunting the police when he posted, “HELLO here I am ……”. He was soon arrested on August 20, after his mom turned him into the authority.

3. Two Utah man were caught setting up human traps on a popular hiking trail on April 20, 2012, outside of Provo. A U.S. Forest Service ranger with military experience noticed and disarmed the tripwire-sprung traps, including a football-sized rock outfitted with sharp wooden spikes set to swing at someone’s head. The police were tipped off that Benjamin Rutkowski, 19, and Kai Christensen, 21, were responsible after they talked about their traps on Facebook. They claim they were for animals, but the local authority said: “There’s no question these traps were set for humans and that these suspects knew their deadly potential.”