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Suspect taunts police on Facebook and almost immediately gets arrested
Yaho Odd News ^ | 11-19-2013 | Will Lerner

Posted on 11/19/2013 5:17:08 PM PST by Redcitizen

Oh, dumb criminals. When will you learn? Actually, thinking about it…don’t learn. Please make sure to continue not learning. Because when you do not learn, it makes it just so much easier for the police to catch you. The story of Rolando Lozano and the Rosenberg Police Department in Texas beautifully illustrates this.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; police
He's not technically savvy about IPs.
1 posted on 11/19/2013 5:17:08 PM PST by Redcitizen
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To: Redcitizen

To quote Buggs Bunny; “What a Maroon”


2 posted on 11/19/2013 5:18:43 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Fai Mao

Exactly what I was thinking.


3 posted on 11/19/2013 5:20:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Redcitizen

It’s actually a bit frightening to see that the cops can arrest a person 5 minutes after posting something on the Internet. Did they get a search warrant to make Facebook turn over the IP address of the post, and then get a search warrant for the perp’s ISP to track the IP address to a physical address?


4 posted on 11/19/2013 5:25:05 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Redcitizen
Some time ago I was at a car show and oldies concert at Orchard Beach in the Bronx put on by the NYC PBA to benefit the families of the cops and firefighters killed on 9/11. I was chatting with a NYPD detective who restored a couple of the big old 60's era Plymouth Fury patrol cars they used. He told me the "criminal mastermind" types you see on shows like Law & Order, CSI, etc are actually few and far between. Typically a police officer may run into these types once or twice in their careers. Most of the characters they deal with are just plain STUPID! For a good laugh check this out, The Bozo criminal of the day. You can't make this stuff up.
5 posted on 11/19/2013 5:26:58 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Cementjungle

In five minutes? Probably not.


6 posted on 11/19/2013 5:27:09 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Most of the characters they deal with are just plain STUPID!

You mean like this moron -


7 posted on 11/19/2013 5:30:03 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Impala64ssa
Thanks for the link. Some very good stuff there. My favorite of all time was the guy who climbed a pole to shoot someone through a second story window and rested the barrel on a high voltage line.
8 posted on 11/19/2013 5:31:59 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

A Chik-fil-A mascot? LOL!


9 posted on 11/19/2013 5:33:30 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
“Youu mean like this moron -”

No kidding. Hardly the cream of the crop.

10 posted on 11/19/2013 5:34:05 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Redcitizen
In five minutes? Probably not.

Only 30 minutes passed from the time of the perp's post and the post by the cops saying that they had him in custody.

How did they get the IP address from FB, then get the physical address from the corresponding ISP, and then arrest him in that time period... and still use proper warrants?

11 posted on 11/19/2013 5:35:52 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle
I didn't click on the link. My guess would be either a small town and/or a known criminal. There was a thing on the news the other night about underage girls getting approached by pimps in Seattle and getting enticed into it (and then never able to get out).

One of the undercover video shots with female cops and the pimps had the reporter say of the pimp “known on the street as Red Dog...” He was caught and did a plea deal and was out again.

12 posted on 11/19/2013 5:37:57 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Cementjungle
It’s actually a bit frightening to see that the cops can arrest a person 5 minutes after posting something on the Internet. Did they get a search warrant to make Facebook turn over the IP address of the post, and then get a search warrant for the perp’s ISP to track the IP address to a physical address?

The "thank you to the community" the police posted after the arrest suggests to me that a concerned citizen phoned the police with information as to his whereabouts.

13 posted on 11/19/2013 5:47:47 PM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: Impala64ssa

Most criminals become criminals because they think its easier than working. To be a good criminal requires effort, brains and some luck.


14 posted on 11/19/2013 5:49:49 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Redcitizen

People don’t learn.

Using FB is asking for identity theft and abuse from almost all quarters.

Having a FB account is like having a phone. You may have one in case you need it but you should use it ONLY when you need it.

Put your RL name and birth date on there, you give 2 out of 4 things needed for ID theft. Add hometown and you gave 3.

Add things about what you think and you can be easily duplicated on the phone.

Only fools facebook or tweet.


15 posted on 11/19/2013 5:50:22 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Cementjungle

Most likely, they got someone to friend request him, or one had already made it onto the friend list and just looked at the address he was stupid enough to fill in.


16 posted on 11/19/2013 5:52:28 PM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Cementjungle

I really doubt FB would deny any info requested by the police.

If the cops ask for information, and you freely give it, no warrant is needed.

Ditto for the local ISP


17 posted on 11/19/2013 6:00:05 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: Delta 21

I still find it remarkable that they could make those calls (and get answers) that fast.


18 posted on 11/19/2013 6:17:45 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: freedumb2003

I love Facebook. Best forum to preach the gospel on I have seen in my whole life. I’d probably tweet the gospel too if I was into Twitter. (A little bird told you.)


19 posted on 11/19/2013 6:18:16 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Cementjungle

Read the fine print in the Users Agreement. They don’t and won’t require a warrant if you are violating the UA to engage in criminal activity.


20 posted on 11/19/2013 6:22:17 PM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Cementjungle; Ingtar

Probly what Ingtar said. He probly has all his privacy settings unlocked and all his personal info posted for the cops to see. Pretty funny!


21 posted on 11/19/2013 6:27:42 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: Delta 21
He probly has all his privacy settings unlocked and all his personal info posted for the cops to see. Pretty funny!

His FB page is still up there, and I don't see any address or anything that would have been any help. They already knew his name, so I would assume that he wasn't hiding out at his own home in the first place.

22 posted on 11/19/2013 6:34:06 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Delta 21; Cementjungle

If they were already looking for him, they also could have had a search warrant ready. (Though this maroon was probably at his own house.)


23 posted on 11/19/2013 7:46:27 PM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Ingtar
If they were already looking for him, they also could have had a search warrant ready. (Though this maroon was probably at his own house.)

They knew who he was, and they knew where he lived. FB let them know his whereabouts (friend's house, public Wifi somewhere, etc.) when he made the post.

He knew they were looking for him, so he likely wasn't home (otherwise he would have been picked up already). He posted from somewhere else, and they tracked it down very quickly.

24 posted on 11/19/2013 8:05:31 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

They probably got a warrant or consent on the brother’s phone, got this guy’s number and a warrant for the cell data from the phone company. Doesn’t take nearly as long as getting ISP data.


25 posted on 11/19/2013 8:36:40 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit
They probably got a warrant or consent on the brother’s phone, got this guy’s number and a warrant for the cell data from the phone company. Doesn’t take nearly as long as getting ISP data.

The premise of the article is that the post on FB lead to his capture.

26 posted on 11/19/2013 9:04:31 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Where does it say that he doesn’t have a smart phone and is posting from that? I don’t know how long it takes to get an ISP to answer a warrant. The phone company doesn’t take any time at all.


27 posted on 11/19/2013 10:02:31 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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His post didn't have the "posted by mobile" attached to it (or "posted from iphone", etc.).

Besides, if they already had his cell number, then why didn't they just track that before he posted on FB?

28 posted on 11/19/2013 10:07:01 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Sometimes on Facebook it might say: Posted from McDonalds (or where ever) in such and such city


29 posted on 11/19/2013 10:08:09 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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They showed the post in question, and it had no such clue.


30 posted on 11/19/2013 10:29:27 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle
ow did they get the IP address from FB, then get the physical address from the corresponding ISP, and then arrest him in that time period... and still use proper warrants?

Well... it's not that hard.

What is my IP ADDRESS and WHERE AM I ?

31 posted on 11/20/2013 5:08:52 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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That IP addr lookup says I'm in Boynton Beach. I'm actually in Delray Beach (next town south of Boynton Beach).

Plus, getting the guy's IP addr in the first place requires talking to someone at FB and having them look in their logs. Then, to get my actual address would require talking to my ISP.

32 posted on 11/20/2013 7:16:36 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

There are a lot of explanations I can see that would be more innocent. Someone saw the post who knew him and where he was and turned him in. This could easily have been caused by the (alleged) perp’s post alerting his ‘friends’ he was wanted. I doubt many of them follow the police site. He could also have used a cell phone stolen in the rampage that was being monitored legally. They could have already been on the way to get him from another report. There is no way the police would give the explanation and ruin the mystique this will create.

Then again, they could have asked the NSA.


33 posted on 11/20/2013 7:53:26 AM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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