Thursday, December 12, 2013

Florida Man Incriminates Himself With An Instagram Account Documenting His Criminal Lifestyle

Technology has long been a double-edged sword.  With the internet, smart phones, tablets, and home computers being easily accessible many have personally witnessed technology's dreadful edge.  One of the latest to witness this is 19 year old Dupree Johnson of south Florida.  

An unemployed Johnson, known as "Duce22ceritfied" (not sure if the typo on "certified" is on Johnson or my news source) on Instagram posted pictures of himself posing with illegal firearms, gold grills and chain(s).  Local authorities got a look at his page and a search warrant for his home.  Needless to say, he is currently in jail with bail set at $60,000.

From Huffington Post:

A sheriff in Palm Beach County, Fla., recently came across the Instagram page of Dupree Johnson, 19. 
Noting that Johnson had a rap sheet that included grand theft, burglary, and felony possession of a firearm, the deputy decided to look more closely at the pictures.
Authorities quickly issued a search warrant for Johnson's home in Lake Worth, Fla. 
Deputies not only discovered a Glock underneath his bedspread and a stolen -- and loaded -- Tec-9 9mm pistol, but also $250,000 worth of stolen jewelry, electronics and and firearms, Miami New Times reported. 
Investigators believe that Johnson may have been one of several people responsible for as many as 40 burglaries in 55-and-older communities in Boynton Beach, Fla., according to CBS12.com. 
By the time officials were done cataloguing Johnson's stash, they had charged him with 142 felony counts of being in possession of a weapon or ammo, the Sun-Sentinel reported. 
WPBF-TV reports that when investigators were filling out the arrest report, they asked Johnson for his occupation and he allegedly replied: "Thief." 
Johnson is behind bars in lieu of $60,000 bail and his Instagram page "Duce22ceritfied" is no longer working.

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