Fugitive Busted Via Facebook Friend Request
By Kevin Parrish, published on October 15, 2009
" A fugitive fled to Cancun and boasted about his "fun" on Facebook.
One would think that--while running from the law--staying away from public areas, whether they're online or offline, would be the ideal situation. Fugitive Maxi Sopo obviously didn't think along those lines, and thus inadvertently revealed his whereabouts to law enforcement using Facebook.
Apparently, the 26-year-old native of Cameroon was hiding out on the beaches of Cancun by day, and then hitting the clubs at night. Instead of keeping it cool and remaining inconspicuous, he jumped on Facebook and decided to update his status about how much fun he was having.
"LIFE IS VERY SIMPLE REALLY!!!!" he wrote on June 21. "BUT SOME OF US HUMANS MAKE A MESS OF IT...REMEMBER AM JUST HERE TO HAVE FUN PARTEEEEEEE."
MSNBC said that Sopo was finally caught after he added a former Justice Department official to his friends list. Now he sits in a Mexico City jail where he's awaiting extraction to the United States. Sopo will be charged for bank fraud after falsely obtaining more than $200,000 from Seattle-area banks and credit unions. "