Man Finds He Is On "Most Wanted" List in California from Google Search
March 17, 2014 9:50 AM
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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."
Northern California Regional Intelligence Center
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RE: You need editors
3/18/2014 2:25:46 PM
Can someone explain to me why this got rated to -1? I thought I was doing Shane a favor by pointing out some problems with the grammar.
If I'm wrong about the grammar, I'd love to be told why so I don't continue making the mistake.
RE: You need editors
3/18/2014 2:40:34 PM
Since you were knocking the grammar of the article, I would have deducted a point simply for the inconsistent use of single and double quotes in the same sentence, similarly to how I got knocked for a double word. Your first sentence is seems to be missing a subject. After "Also," I would have added "with" for better sentence structure.
But then again, maybe you got hit by the -1 trolls who are targeting you specifically.
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