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Bank Robber Snitches on Himself With MySpace

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Posted By: The Booze at 2:44 pm

29 May 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A man who confessed to robbing a South Carolina bank in a message posted on MySpace has pleaded guilty. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 27-year-old Joseph Northington of Roanoke, Va., will be sentenced later for using a firearm during a crime of violence.

Authorities said Northington robbed a bank in North Augusta of almost $4,000 in January while visiting a friend, who called investigators after seeing surveillance pictures of Northington.

Prosecutors said before his arrest, Northington posted a message to his MySpace account reading: “On tha run for robbin a bank Love all of yall.”

Northington faces seven years to life in prison. His attorney did not return a phone call Thursday. Northington’s MySpace page is still up, his status listed as “wanted.”

The aforementioned “authorities” were obviously the Twitter Cops.

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  • jim

    “Prosecutors argued the man should be sentenced to death for POSTING DETAILS OF HIS CRIME ON MYSPACE”

  • jim

    “Prosecutors argued the man should be sentenced to death for POSTING DETAILS OF HIS CRIME ON MYSPACE”

  • jim

    “Prosecutors argued the man should be sentenced to death for POSTING DETAILS OF HIS CRIME ON MYSPACE”

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