Now in Legal Rebels:
Posted Oct 02, 2012 08:04 pm CDT
News of criminal suspects being identified by posts on Facebook and other social media sites isn’t all that unusual.
But a homeowner in Tega Cay, S.C., didn’t even know his house had been the site of an apparent trespass by partying teens, at a time when the entire family was away on vacation, until he spotted some photos online, NBC Charlotte reports.
After he came across the photos on Facebook, said the unidentified 39-year-old man, “I’m looking at them like, ‘Wait, this is my house!’” Although he said the seeming teenagers were “running around doing lewd things with funnels, throwing up in the sink, passed out on the kitchen floor,” they also apparently cleaned up afterward, so the family saw no sign of damage to alert them when then arrived home after their trip.
The man said he recognized the teens as classmates of his children. His children were subsequently able to get some details about what had happened at their home around the time of the July 4 holiday by talking to some of their acquaintances, according to the article.
Using photo tagging information, Tega Cay police officers have made a list of suspects and are trying to reach their families.
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Hat tip: Daily Mail.