At the time of the robbery, 19-year-old Rodney Bradford was at his father's house, where he posted "Wherer my IHOP" to his Facebook account, making him guilty only of butchering the English language (and perhaps his digestive system).
After the DA subpoenaed Facebook to confirm the update was indeed made from Bradford's father's address, where he'd apparently been awaiting pancakes of some kind, the charges were dropped.
“This is the first case that I’m aware of in which a Facebook update has been used as alibi evidence,” John Browning, a lawyer and member of the Dallas Bar Association, told The New York Times. “We are going to see more of that because of how prevalent social networking has become.”
This is the exact opposite of a previous case from September, in which a burglar was apprehended after signing into his Facebook account in the house he was robbing and forgetting to sign out.
In other news:
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