Posted Jun 06, 2012 07:08 pm CDT
A group of visitors to Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County, Fla., found out the hard way about the loss of privacy inherent in overuse of social media.
Via a smartphone application, they sent video of a picnic table loaded with booze to YouTube. The video’s title, Fort De Soto Camping, caused a Google alert about the video to be sent to a volunteer who wasn’t even at the park. But that resulted in a phone call to individuals who were closer at hand, and they arranged for the group to be cited for trespass before the party even got rolling, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The Clearwater man who reportedly made campground reservations for the group is also banned from doing so again for a year.
“Alcohol is not allowed in any county park,” operations manager Lyle Fowler told the newspaper. “The only exception is by permit, and there’s usually an application process that they’d have to go through.”