Central students sound off on suspect caught on Facebook
ELLENSBURG, Wash.-- We told you this morning about a 19 year old who got away from Yakima Sheriff's Deputies on his motorcycle only to get caught several hours later. It turns out they found him because he bragged about it on Facebook.
Police didn't just identify the 19 year old based on his status, but also the fact that he had pictures of his motorcycle on his profile.
We visited Central Washington University today to talk to students about some of the ways people are getting in trouble through social media.
The students mostly agreed that posting something on Facebook is essentially making it public. They say they are careful about what they post on their personal profiles. And they had a few things to say about that 19-year-old:
"I thought, 'what an idiot'. Who does that?" asked Senior Lauren Render.
"Honestly, I don't think this guy was too bright," says Freshman Tyler Alling.
"If you're going to post it on Facebook, you're going to get caught. I mean, that's just how it is," says Freshman Ryan Blowers
The suspect has several charges against him including reckless driving. The Yakima Sheriff's Office reminds people to be aware that there isn't much privacy on social networking sites.