This suspected criminal possibly isn’t the brightest apple to fall from the tree. He has been arrested after “liking” a Facebook wanted poster displaying his likeness and details that was posted on a Crimestoppers page.
Levi Charles Reardon, 23, ended up starring on the Great Falls/Cascade County Crimestoppers page on Facebook in connection with two arrest warrants that are out for him relating to, among other things, a stolen wallet and personal checks.
According to the Crimestoppers post on Facebook, he is, allegedly, “wanted on: forgery (common scheme), felony, total bond $2,500” to be exact.
Levi Charles Reardon arrested after ‘liking’ his own wanted poster on Facebook http://t.co/9XO6nwHzeq
— Certified (@ayo_RAF) April 30, 2015
The Mirror Online reports that the case hails from Montana, and involves the theft of a wallet along with some personal checks during January. Reardon is believed to have cashed four of the missing checks, which led to the forgery charge.
The Facebook page involved is a community service page, trying to keep down the crime in the area and often posts details of petty criminals in the area. The trouble was, one certain petty alleged criminal, Levi Charles Reardon, saw the Facebook wanted poster shortly after it was uploaded and decided to “like” it, which is, of course, probably not the cleverest thing to do.
@cthagod perfect donkey of the day Google this dumbass Levi Charles Reardon
— Mr. poo bear (@hass325) April 30, 2015
From liking the Facebook wanted poster, he was then pretty easy to track down and police confirm that the blundering Reardon was arrested on April 24 and has already made an initial court appearance for the felony forgery (common scheme) charge.
Just goes to show, beware what you carelessly “like” on the social media, especially if it concerns a Facebook wanted poster, as it can always come back and bite you when you least expect it.
Man who ‘liked’ his own Facebook wanted post is arrested: Levi Charles Reardon, 23, appeared on a Crimestopper… http://t.co/Pg64TcsXhI
— UK News (@UKNewsOne) April 29, 2015
Speaking of Facebook and crime, the Inquisitr today reported that Facebook users have lost even more of their privacy, as courts are now allowed to use an individual’s social media updates as evidence in court cases.
Many consider this to be flawed logic when it comes to evidence, as posts on Facebook can hardly be recognized as an accurate representation of life and are more likely to be made to impress a user’s friends than anything else.
[Photos: Great Falls/Cascade County Crimestoppers on Facebook]