Facebook Catches 3 Criminals from Around the World

People often criticize social media and the web in general, but here is proof that the internet, and specifically Facebook, is making the world a better place…

1. Thief Caught Leaving Facebook Open: Some idiot in Pennsylvania logs into Facebook while in the middle of a robbery and forgets to log out.  (Which leaves me wondering–why not just take the computer?)

2. Facebook Foils Bike Thief: An 11-year-old kid in New York get his bike stolen and turns his city into a giant neighborhood watch via Facebook and gets his bike back.

3. Police Ask Facebook Fans to Identify a Thief: Some inept burglar takes his mask off during a heist and police in New Zealand catch him by posting his face all over Facebook.

Which just goes to show you, when used correctly, this inter-web thingy can be really cool.

Deaf Man Visciously Attacked for Not Engaging in Conversation

Okay, so this is horrible.  Some idiot cashier named Ricky Benard Young in Fort Worth Texas attacked one of his customers with a crowbar when the customer wouldn’t speak to him.  Turns out the victim, 31-year-old Cody Goodnight, was deaf.  The only smart thing Young did — erased the videotape before the cops got there. 

Check out how the scumbag loser tried to lie and weasel his way out of the situation when the cops showed up:

“At one point, Young told officers, Goodnight mumbled something that Young thought was racial in nature, [Lt.] Sullivan said. Young told officers he struck Goodnight because he thought Goodnight was going to assault him.

After officers told Young that Goodnight was deaf and unable to communicate verbally, Young responded ‘Oh,’ Sullivan said.”

Yeah, “oh,” as in “oh — no amount of lying is going to get me out of this one.”  I hope this bottom feeder ends up getting the maximum sentence.  Read the whole story at the Star-Telegram.