Bank Robbers Busted After Facebook Boast
'Wipe my teeth with hundereds,' reads semi-literate post
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2011 3:21 PM CDT
Updated Apr 25, 2011 3:40 PM CDT
Four people were arrested for robbing a Houston bank after they were found bragging of the crime on Facebook.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Four bank robbers in Houston were so proud of their hard work that they boasted of their accomplishments on Facebook—leading police right to them, reports the Telegraph. "IM RICH B****" and "WIPE MY TEETH WITH HUNDEREDS" were two of the brilliant, all-cap Facebook messages posted two days after they allegedly made off with more than $62,000. It turns out two of the alleged robbers were tellers at the bank in question, and made sure they were the only ones working when a boyfriend and a brother entered wearing masks to "rob" the branch on March 23.

The bragging actually started two days before the robbery, notes the Houston Chronicle, when a bank teller involved in the heist wrote "Get $$$" on her Facebook page. "I've always heard that you shouldn't post pictures of yourself on Facebook smoking pot or drinking because employers are now looking at Facebook pages," said a lawyer for one of the robbers. "But I never knew there should be a warning not to post about a bank robbery that's been committed." (Click to read about another ill-advised Facebook post.)

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Apr 26, 2011 7:25 AM CDT
life is's even tougher if you're stupid......must have had these "mensa" candidates in mind when that phrase was conceived
Apr 25, 2011 5:57 PM CDT
If they weren't so 'thirsty' to show off their wealth, they may have gotten away with it.
Apr 25, 2011 5:26 PM CDT
Obama voters.