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Man allegedly fired his gun into the ground near people he was arguing with

A California man named Christopher Viatafa got a little more than he bargained for after performing a simple Google search. Perhaps out of boredom, Viatafa decided to Google himself only to find that he was on the “most wanted” criminals website in his area.
 
Viatafa found himself on the wrong side of the law after an August 2013 incident in which he got into an argument outside a senior center. Following the argument, he “pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and fired a few rounds into the ground near the people," according to a police statement.
 
Viatafa went about his daily routine for the next seven months unbeknownst to the fact that he was on Northern California's Most Wanted website.



Captured? He turned himself in...
 
When he found that he was listed on the site, he promptly turned himself into the police. "Although it wasn't good judgment that landed him on the website, he did used good judgment to turn himself in after seeing his photo," San Leandro Police said in a statement.
 
Viatafa has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and listed as a captured fugitive.
 
"The website played an important part in his apprehension," said police. "[It] has been a valuable tool for both law enforcement and the public in finding criminals."

Sources: ABC News, The Independent, Northern California Regional Intelligence Center



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RE: wtf?
By SublimeSimplicity on 3/17/2014 12:13:30 PM , Rating: 5
You come with the LOLs, but look at the current Most Wanted list (on linked site).

#4 and #5 are wanted for "Recycling Fraud". I can only assume they put styrofoam in with the bin marked for paper. Both are higher on the list than fugitives wanted for the less serious crimes like murder and child molestation.


RE: wtf?
By GTVic on 3/17/14, Rating: 0
RE: wtf?
By Fujikoma on 3/17/2014 5:28:26 PM , Rating: 1
It could also be turning in soda cans/bottles (in large quantities) from states that don't have a deposit.


RE: wtf?
By ven1ger on 3/19/2014 3:20:17 PM , Rating: 2
When criminals destroy public property to steal copper wiring, they put the public at risk. Copper stealing is not petty and costs the taxpayers money and time, and in some cases can lead to accidents especially if traffic control is affected.


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