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Arrested Over Facebook: 19 Posts That Got Suspects Snagged (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 08/16/10 12:36 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:20 PM ET

Forget wiretaps and paper trails: more and more frequently, mischief and malfeasance on Facebook in photos, posts, pages, and chats is helping police track down police suspected of criminal activity.

We've taken a look at 19 instances where people's activity on Facebook got them arrested. Were their arrests warranted or out of line? See (and vote) in the slideshow below, then check out Facebook posts that got people fired.

Mother Arrested Over Photo Of Baby With Bong
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According to CBS News, a 19-year-old Florida mother faced legal trouble after she posted a Facebook photo of her infant appearing to smoke out of a bong. The Florida Department of Children and Families launched an investigation and planned to drug test both the mother and child, despite the mother's protests that the photo was taken as a joke. The photo was sent to a local news station, which contacted the mother for a statement. "If u look at the picture u can see that there is no bowl in the TABACCO (sic) pipe," she wrote in a Facebook message to the news station. "And i took a pic to show one (expletive) person and it was a mistake. I would never ever ever let him get high." According to the Palm Beach Post, the mother is "facing one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a first-degree misdemeanor."
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