Stupid Lawbreakers Proudly Post Exploits Online
What was a guy thinking when he posted a video of himself, saying, "I'm drinking and driving. We all know drinking and driving is against the law. You're not supposed to do that."
The 54-year-old dude from Hawaii filmed himself drinking what sure looks like a bottle of Becks beer. Then, he posted the video on the internet. Of course, cops saw it and promptly charged him with drinking while driving.
There are lots of others.
INSIDE EDITION found people across the country who foolishly posted their exploits on the internet and ended up in serious trouble.
You might have seen the knuckleheads who toppled an ancient rock formation in a state park in Utah. They posted the video on Facebook. Millions of people watched it, and can you believe they were Boy Scout troop leaders? They pleaded guilty to criminal mischief.
There is also a dizzying video from a motorcyclist's helmet camera. The driver weaving in and out of traffic posted it to Facebook with this nervy title: "Catch Me If You Can."
Well, police took up the challenge and arrested Alberto Rodriguez who was found guilty of felony theft when they discovered his joyride was on a stolen motorcycle.
Security expert Steve Kardian told INSIDE EDITION, "Yes, he's taunting the police. When you taunt the police, they're going to come looking for you."
In another video, 19-year-old Hannah Sabata brags about a series of crimes, including a bank heist. She even proudly displays the loot in the video. She's now serving a prison sentence of up to 20 years.
Perhaps the most brazen social media criminal is the guy who was stupid enough to post a selfie as he siphoned gas from, of all vehicles, a police cruiser. He posted the photo to Facebook. The next photo he posed for was his mugshot.
Kardian said, "I look at this and I say, 'Could anyone really be that stupid?' "
Back to the dude from Hawaii. He said it wasn't beer in that bottle, it was cream soda. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss drunk driving charges on one condition: he post a new video on the internet, saying, "I realize now that my actions were wrongful, and for that I sincerely regret my actions."