PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) - Someday it's hoped you'll never have to hear a story about someone so clueless they post incriminating evidence about themselves on Facebook or some other social networking site - and end up getting busted. Unfortunately today is NOT that day. And so we tell you about the latest person who has yet to learn that Facebooking your criminal dealings can get you in trouble.
Authorities in Oregon say Jacob Cox-Brown was arrested after he 'fessed up online to a booze-fueled hit-and-run on New Year's Eve.
His Facebook entry read: "Drivin drunk ... classsic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P"
Darned if two of his law-abiding friends didn't decide to alert the police.
When police arrived at Cox-Brown's home, they didn't check his computer, but did find a vehicle that matched damage done to the two vehicles that were hit. Police also connected pieces from the crash scene to the vehicle registered to him.
Authorities say Cox-Brown tried to deny his involvement - until he heard the sobering evidence against him.
The driver in this case caught one break - he wasn't charged with drunken driving because the interview came hours after the incident and the Facebook post isn't enough evidence to prove he was drunk.
Police say the message in this case is not to be careful about what you post on Facebook - but that if you hit someone's car - stop and contact those affected before driving off.