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Man Googling Himself Finds Warrant, Turns Himself In

Man Googling Himself Finds Warrant, Turns Himself In


File this one under all-time backfires. ANCHOR: “A California man is in jail after
apparently Googling his name and finding out he was on the most wanted website. The 27-year-old
looked himself up on Google and saw his mugshot on the website.” (Via WFTS) ANCHOR: “Some people say we’re on an ego trip
when we do this. Here’s one ego trip that went bad. That’s Christopher Viatafa. He actually
turned himself in.” (Via MSNBC) So give the guy some credit. When he saw his
mug, he didn’t run from the problem. Local media outlets report police in San Leandro
had a warrant out for Viatafa’s arrest after they say he fired a gun into the ground several
times during a party back in August. The shots didn’t hit anyone. (Via San Francisco Chronicle) So when he found his name and mugshot posted
on the San Francisco Bay Area website NorthernCaliforniaMostWanted.org, he turned himself from wanted fugitive into
captured fugitive. A statement released by San Leandro Police
Friday read, “Although it wasn’t good judgment that landed him on the website, he did used
good judgment to turn himself in after seeing his photo.” (Via ABC) Viatafa was wanted for discharging a firearm
toward an inhabited dwelling. KTVU in San Francisco reports the most wanted website
where he saw himself has only been up since December.

3 comments

they just wanted that guy cus he was black. really? i can get on most wanted by shooting the ground several times at a party? sure is an easy way to go to jail.

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