Thursday, March 05, 2009


The internet has changed things in a number of ways, but perhaps the biggest way in which it has revolutionized society is the manner in which it has helped our law enforcement officials to apprehend idiots:
Authorities in Virginia said a convicted felon pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm after he posted a video of himself holding a gun on YouTube.

Benjamin Hornstein, 37, could face up to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the charge in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Police said the video -- which depicted Hornstein holding the gun while wearing a black hood and standing next to a life-sized picture of a bound and gagged woman -- came to their attention after residents who had seen the video reported that the man had previously made threats against local officials and members of a church.
I don't know how many of my readers commit or have been convicted of felonies, but if any of you are among that demographic, let me offer you a bit of advice: Make SURE you videotape your felonious activities and post those videos online.

(Shhhhhh...nobody tell them what I just did there.)

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