Guy Robbed Woman, Then Friended Her: Cops
Criminals with distinctive tattoos might consider restraint on social media
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2014 11:36 AM CDT
In this Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, a magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page.   (AP Photo/dapd, Joerg Koch)

(Newser) – Ah, Facebook, that repository for high school friends, college friends, friends of friends, people you wish you'd never met ... and the dude who robbed you the other day? Police in Washington state say that a woman was sitting at a ferry terminal with headphones on when a guy knocked her on the head from behind, grabbed her iPod and purse, and took off. Police say the woman didn't recognize the man, but the AP reports that she saw a triangle tattoo on his neck. Lo and behold, the next day she received a friend request from—you guessed it—a guy with a triangle neck tattoo. Twenty-eight-year-old Riley Allen Mullins, who police traced to the Facebook account and tattoo in question, has been charged with second-degree robbery.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Guy Robbed Woman, Then Friended Her: Cops is...
77%
3%
2%
3%
1%
16%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 19 comments
Denise
Jun 2, 2014 10:27 AM CDT
dumb and dumber. everybody knows if you wanna get away with robbery, you gotta become the ceo of a bank. then you can steal billions of $$$$ and receive a golden parrachute for doing an outstanding job of stealing from the non rich to enrich the already rich. not to mention nearly ruining the national economy.
Freemason3333
Jun 2, 2014 5:51 AM CDT
Facebook was setup by the C.I.A. Try telling that to most people and they laugh at it. People seem to think its a coincidence that Facebook seems to be so intrusive over and over again. Privacy policies that would make anyone scratch their head. I'm not going to beat around the bush with this blog post. Facebook was setup by the C.I.A. as a data mining project to collect as much information on as many people as they could. Not only that but it also has very strong ties to D.A.R.P.A. . The purpose of this data mining project that became Facebook was to find out a boat load of things on people. Where they are going. What they are doing. What airline are they using Who do they associate with What type of books or movies have you been reading. How you feel about things politically. The list goes on and on. Before I elaborate let me say that my prior statement about Facebook being setup by the C.I.A. isn't a theory or a hunch. If you simply follow the money its quite easy to see what is going on. Before we follow this money trail, just think about this. http://youtu.be/fReNDO15cKQ
TwoSheds
Jun 1, 2014 7:56 PM CDT
I hope he was dumb enough to use her iPod to access Facebook