Andre Curry, 22, of Chicago, Ill., was convicted on battery charges after posting a picture of his 22-month-old daughter bound with tape on Facebook with a caption that read, "This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back." On January 4, 2013 Curry was sentenced to 18 months of probation and ordered to attend parenting classes. The girl's mother and Curry's lawyer said the father was merely having fun with the child, but the judge disagreed and criticized Curry for obstructing his child's breathing for his own enjoyment.
Andre Curry, 22, of Chicago, Ill., was convicted on battery charges after posting a picture of his 22-month-old daughter bound with tape on Facebook with a caption that read, "This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back." On January 4, 2013 Curry was sentenced to 18 months of probation and ordered to attend parenting classes.
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Jennifer Christine Harris
Jennifer Christine Harris of Des Moines, Iowa was arrested on charges she allegedly burned her friend's house down on Oct. 27, 2011 after the woman "unfriended" her on Facebook. Although people were home at the time of the fire, everyone was able to escape. According to the Des Moines Register, Harris had been close friends with one of the inhabitants, Nikki Rasumssen, until they began fighting over comments Harris allegedly made about Rasmussen on Facebook. Rasmussen responded by unfriending and blocking Harris on Facebook.
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Marvin Potter and Jamie Curd
Marvin Potter (left) and Jamie Curd (right) were arrested on Feb. 7, 2012 in the shooting deaths of a Tennessee couple who reportedly removed Potter's adult daughter as a friend on Facebook. Authorities said the victims previously complained to police that Potter's daughter was harassing them after they deleted her from their friends list. Potter, 60, and his friend, 38-year-old Curd, were charged in the murders. Curd reportedly had a romantic interest in Potter's daughter.
Jacob Cox-Brown, an Oregon teenager, confessed on Facebook that he had been driving drunk on New Year's Eve in 2012 and hit someone's car. Police say officers were investigating a hit and run involving a sideswiped car when two Facebook friends of Cox-Brown contacted authorities to report a Facebook post in which the 18-year-old wrote: "Drivin drunk ... classsic;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P" Cox-Brown was charged with failure to perform the duties of a driver. He was not charged with drunken driving because the Facebook post was not sufficient evidence that he was intoxicated.
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Joshua Albert, a 26-year-old Philadelphia blogger, was arrested in September 2012 on charges stemming from a Facebook page he allegedly created which encouraged the murder of two Philadelphia police officials, and another page supporting two men already accused of killing a police officer. Albert was charged with two counts of criminal solicitation to commit murder, three counts of terroristic threats and three counts of harassment. According to CBS Philly, Albert also created a page called "Kill Mitt Romney," which was later deleted, and was being investigated by the Secret Service.
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Michael and Kimberly Edgerton
Siblings Michael and Kimberly Edgerton were arrested for allegedly breaking into a New Jersey home on March 12, 2012 after using Facebook to make sure no one was home. Police credit the burglary victim, Nicole Mineo, for uncovering the clues that led investigators to the New Jersey suspects. According to CBS New York, Mineo told police she recalled a strange conversation with her friend Kimberly Edgerton on Facebook the day of the burglary, in which she asked where her family was. Both Edgertons were charged with burglary and receiving stolen property.
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Devin Carey, a southwest Ohio teen, was arrested for allegedly making threats on Facebook following the mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in Dec. 2012. According to court records, Carey made a statement on a Facebook page on Dec. 16, 2012 saying he was sick of the comments on Facebook about the Newtown shooting and wanted to shoot kids himself. The 18-year-old was charged with one count of inducing panic.
Police from Bar Harbor, Maine man arrested Christopher Schwartz on April 1, 2012 on a terrorizing charge after he allegedly posted an April Fool's Day prank in his Facebook status saying that he would blow up a hospital unless he was paid $1 million. Schwartz is known as the "Bar Harbor Batman" for dressing up as the caped crusader and dancing with his boombox. He later apologized on his Facebook page for "any panic or mass hysteria" that he caused.
Kentucky police arrested 20-year-old Michael Baker on April 16, 2012 after his girlfriend posted a photo on Facebook of him with a gas can, a siphon hose stuck into a police cruiser, and a middle finger raised. Baker reportedly said there wasn't much fuel in the car to siphon and the stunt was intended as a joke. Police officials saw the photo and failed to see the humor, however, and charged Baker with theft.
Derek Brunsveld, the 24-year-old leader of the Christian heavy metal band Ludlow Falls, was arrested on Feb. 3, 2012 for allegedly having sex with an underage girl. Police said they believe Brunsveld used his status in the popular band to convince other young girls to have sex with him. A school resource officer alerted police when he heard allegations from students and staff that Brunsveld used Facebook and Myspace to contact his potential victims. Since his arrest, Brunsveld is no longer the lead singer of Ludlow Falls.
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Baileigh Karam, 14, disappeared after being involved in a brutal fight at her California high school that was captured on video and posted on Facebook. Karam was found January 18, 2013, a week after her disappearance. According to ABC News, the teen told investigators she had been staying with friends since the day of the fight. The teen's mother released a statement while her daughter was missing saying she believed her daughter was "humiliated" and "heartbroken" over the attention the fight was receiving online.
Domonic Gaines, of Ohio, was charged with child endangering after he allegedly posted a photo on Facebook showing him with his 1-year-old daughter and a BB gun. He was arrested Jan. 27, 2013. Gaines' attorney said the photo was a misunderstanding and the child wasn't in danger. He said his client was holding his daughter and playing with the gun with his nephews when a relative photographed them while he happened to be holding the gun.