Tuesday, August 7, 2012


TEXAS — Two young students in Hood County have been arrested for creating a fake Facebook account using the name of a classmate, and were taken to a juvenile detention facility on felony charges.

The girls, ages 12 and 13, were each arrested July 16 on a count of online impersonation, a third-degree felony, said Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds.

Deeds said the victim’s mother alerted authorities June 28 after she discovered the site. The victim, a girl who did not have a real Facebook page, did not know about the site until it had been active for more than a month, he said. The account had 63 friends before it was shut down.
Imagine if a banker had done something so awful.


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Well, it's Texas.

I imagine they will pursue the death penalty.

kennymfg said...

Texas is notorious for criminalizing their youth. The schools routinely hand out citations (along with hefty fees, 'natch) for simple infractions like goofing around in class, shoes unties, etc. That way you already have a "background" before you're even an adult and, guess what!, they've got a nice cozy spot waiting for you in prison.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

EFFbook, you say?

Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath?

Substance McGravitas said...

'If you’re of a certain age and you meet someone who you are about to go to bed with, and that person doesn’t have a Facebook page, you may be getting a false name. It could be some kind of red flag,' he says.

Because Facebook is real.

Smut Clyde said...

Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath?

Other signs of psychopathy include
(1) Listening to the advice of psychologists
(2) Reading the Daily Mail.

Dan Coyle said...

"No jury's gonna convict a BABY!


...Mmmmmmaybe Texas!"

Seriously, that's FELONY?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The NSW Supreme Court

I can't help but picture and "F" in there.