Guy Googles Himself, Learns He's 'Most Wanted'

That probably wasn't the search result Christopher Viatafa was hoping for

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 17, 2014 12:07 PM CDT

(Newser) – A California man who decided to Google himself got a very big surprise—a surprise that landed him in jail last week. Christopher Viatafa, 27, searched for his name online and discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest in connection with an August incident in which police say he fired a gun in public (including a few rounds fired "into the ground near the people") after getting into an argument at a party ... at a senior center. So an "alarmed" Viatafa turned himself in, ABC News reports.

Viatafa's Googling led to him discovering his mugshot was on the Northern California's Most Wanted website. "Although it wasn't good judgment that landed him on the website, he did use good judgment to turn himself in after seeing his photo," San Leandro police said in a statement. He's now charged with assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly firing toward an inhabited building. No one was injured in the August incident, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. (Click for another weird crime story, this one involving a New York McDonald's.)

Christopher Viatafa's Google search had surprising results.
Christopher Viatafa's Google search had surprising results.   (AP Photo/Google Inc.)
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