This compilation of offences presents some of the silliest ways to commit a crime, or get caught after you've committed a crime, all facilitated by the popular social networking site Facebook.
In June, the Telegraph
reported that police officers in England and Wales receive Facebook-related crime reports every 40 minutes, of every day.
In April 2011, a teenager flooded the men’s toilets at Portsmouth Central Library, by filling plugholes with toilet paper. This innocent prank cost taxpayers $247,000 damage, and lead to the destruction of one of a kind, irreplaceable books.
The Central library was closed for
repairs for 6 months after the act of vandalism. The 16-year-old was caught after posting about it on Facebook, OddStuffLab
Another teenager was imprisoned after trying to hire a hitman on Facebook. 19-year-old Corey Christian Adams of West Chester, Pennsylvania, responded to online rape allegations posted by a classmate by posting: “I go 500 on a girls head, who wants that bread.” He was charged with rape and criminal solicitation of murder, CBS News
In another silly Facebook crime, a woman was tried after decapitating a mouse, filming the event and posting it online. 23-year-old Naomi Anderson from Caboolture, Queensland, walked off with 180 hours of community service. According to news.com.au
, the mouse wasn't as lucky, as those who saw the 40-second footage testified.
Shannon Jackson from Tennessee broke the law by "poking" a man on Facebook. ABC News
reported about the woman had a restraining order out against her from the defendant, and failed to prove she didn't violate it after prosecutors presented the Facebook “poke” as a form of saying “Hi.”
Moroccan Fouad Mourtada
, 26, was charged in 2008 after pretending to be the brother of King Mohamed IV, in a fake Facebook profile. The Moroccan Government viewed that as a crime, and sentenced him to 3 months in jail. 9,000 people signed a petition for his release, and he was freed after 43 days in jail.