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Another Misguided Selfie, Another Suspect in Custody

The latest comes from Pennsylvania, again
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2015 1:33 PM CST
Another Misguided Selfie, Another Suspect in Custody
Donald Harrison in a police mug shot.   (Police photo)

(Newser) – The latest entry in that ever-growing category of criminal suspects tripped up by their own selfies: Police in Ambridge, Pa., were searching for 22-year-old Donald Harrison on assault charges, but without much luck. That changed when Harrison posted images of himself on Facebook aboard a Greyhound bus, with captions helpfully explaining that "It's time to leave PA" and return to Spartanburg, SC, reports Triblive.com. Police met him at one of the stops in Ohio.

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"We've actually had some cases here on World's Dumbest Criminals," says the police chief. "I think Mr. Harrison certainly qualifies for his own episode.” This is actually the third case in Pennsylvania this month in which police were helped by social media posts. The other two—here and here—involved killings. (Read more selfie stories.)

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