Friday, May 29, 2009

Bank Robber Busted After MySpace Boast

A blabber mouth bank robber was busted after boasting about his heist on his MySpace account. Proving, once again, you don't have to be a brain surgeon to pull off a bank robbery.

Joseph Wade Northington, 27, of Roanoke, Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Columbia to a reduced charge of using a firearm during a crime of violence.

On January 20, Northington robbed the Security Federal Bank in North Augusta of $3,924. After surveillance photos were shown on television, a man notified authorities that he recognized the robber as Northington, who had stayed with him while visiting the area on the date of the robbery but had since returned to Virginia.

Investigators checked Northington's MySpace page where he posted this as his status: " On tha run for robbin a bank Love all of yall.” Agents caught up with and arrested Northington in Virginia nine days later.

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