Image of the Day: How this man’s Facebook photo got him arrested

Image of the Day: How this man’s Facebook photo got him arrested

There are actually a great many images that one is ill-advised to use as your Facebook profile photo. Nude selfies come to mind. Other pictures that are likely to get a user bounced include images depicting violence.

The above are examples of photos that will prompt the social media giant’s censors to take action against you. But there are also images that will get in trouble with the real law.

Just ask Mack Yearwood. According to the Palm Beach Post, Yearwood selected a shot of himself that most of us don’t have access to. He used his own wanted poster.

Stuart [Fla.] police arrested … Yearwood Tuesday on outstanding warrants from Citrus County, on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Officers say Yearwood used his “Wanted of the Week” poster from that county as his Facebook profile photo.

Police used the photo to help identity him as a suspect in a reported disturbance from Monday night at a home in Stuart. An officer who responded to the disturbance informed other investigators of Yearwood’s warrants, a department spokesman said. An officer checked a Facebook page, where Yearwood appeared to proudly display his wanted status.

wanted poster

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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