8 People Trouble Because Selfies

People Who Got in Trouble Because of Selfies

1. Pregnant Mom Posts Belly Pic, Busted For What’s Going On In Background


Natasha Kirkland from North Carolina was excited to be pregnant with baby number four, and she posted a picture of her growing baby bump on Facebook. Although the picture slid through the feed for a couple of days, garnering comments that she looked “sexy,” soon more observant people started noticing two glaring issues in the scene that ended up landed her behind bars just three days after sharing the photo.

Evidently, there was some question from her “haters” online about whether she was really pregnant since the selfie-loving social media user hadn’t posted any belly shots yet. Sure enough, she was indeed knocked up again and proved it with a big bare-bump picture taken from a room in her home. But while evidence that she was expecting was provided, she also proved something else about herself that was particularly concerning.

Natasha, who spells her name as “Natosha” on Facebook, must have been in such a hurry to take a picture and shut her haters down that she dropped everything she was doing at the moment to do it — namely, her drugs and syringes, which she left out in plain sight on a stool in the background. She couldn’t claim that the narcotics weren’t hers since she also left the elastic tie-off on her upper arm, used by intravenous drug users to restrict blood flow and make veins pop out to be more easily pricked with a needle.

The incriminating shot was made her Facebook profile picture on February 16 with nobody noticing anything amiss until the 19th, when she was arrested on a number of charges, none of which were drug-related or for child endangerment. Even though Natasha admitted to using drugs in a later post, once out of the slammer, she was only held accountable for outstanding offenses, including driving with a revoked license, felony credit card fraud, and felony obtaining property under false pretenses, Starcasm reported.

She’s active again on Facebook and trying to save face after the photo post by claiming that her profile was hacked in February and that the hacker put the picture up, not her. In an attempt to not look like a complete degenerate, even though she has had her kids taken from her at one point in the past based on her own admission, she said she wasn’t even pregnant when the picture of her was posted, as giving “evidence” to the hacking claim. The authenticity of her claim or the photo has not been proven, so who knows what the truth really is.

However, that still doesn’t change the fact that she already admitted to “doing her drugs” and being in a hard time in life when that picture was taken, where it’s clear she had a baby in her belly. She missed the point in her failed excuses that this wasn’t a timing problem — it’s a danger to her unborn child, regardless of when she snapped the sick selfie. She claims to be clean now, and we can only hope for her children’s sake that’s the case.


2. Driver Busted Taking Selfie On The Road Thanks To His Own Sunglasses

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A United Kingdom man learned very quickly that he made a big mistake by posting a recent selfie on Twitter that was clearly taken while he was driving.
The day before his wedding, a United Kingdom man took his last “single” selfie and posted it on Twitter with a sweet message about how scared, yet excited he is to marry his bride to be — but there was just one problem.

The man took the photo while driving, which is illegal.

Making matters worse, he ousted himself by snapping the photo while wearing his aviator sunglasses, which reflected the road ahead of him as he held his phone in one hand and steered his car with the other. 

According to Metro, a local officer stumbled upon the selfie on Twitter and responded with, "Just to keep everyone current on the situation... It is people like this who end up destroying people lives through their own stupidity," referring to the dangers of distracted driving.

Just to keep everyone current on the situation > It is people like this who end up destroying people lives through their own stupidity pic.twitter.com/vdAD719IPs

— Matthew Clements (@162154_VRC40) April 15, 2017
“Please get in touch and we’ll send you your wedding present. £200 fine & 6 points,” tweeted the Northumbria Police’s official account.

After being caught red-handed, the driver — who used the handle @Geordie_aviator — deactivated his Twitter account, presumably to keep authorities from actually being able to find and ticket him for his careless stunt.

Let this be a lesson to all motorists: Don't be this guy.


3. Flash 'Kingpin’ of £15million airport heist is arrested after posting a selfie with the new Lamborghini 'he bought with the loot'

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The alleged mastermind behind an audacious Ocean's Eleven-style airport heist has been arrested after posting a ‘selfie’ with a brand new Lamborghini on social media.

The kingpin is suspected of being the brains behind a slick raid at South Africa’s main international airport which saw an armed gang dressed as police officers seize £15million in cash as it was loaded on a plane to London.

One serving policeman is among five who have been picked up for the brazen robbery two weeks ago, during which not a single shot was fired - prompting wide speculation of ‘an inside job’.

Detectives swooped on the luxury home of the gang's alleged boss Sunday after he uploaded pictures to social media of himself and friends posing with his new £320,000 wheels.

The arrest of the main suspect, who cannot be named until he is appears in court, was prompted by his suspicious cash purchase of the flash white sports car, according to reports.

A large amount of cash – in local currency, dollars, pounds and Euros – was recovered in the weekend raid at the suspect’s home near the capital Pretoria, sources told South Africa’s Times newspaper.

He is the fifth suspect to have been picked up since the March 7 raid when fake officers, travelling in a police vehicle with flashing flights, confronted security guards transporting containers of cash onto the tarmac.

South Africa’s social media users uploaded a string of memes mocking the wisdom of buying a lavish car so soon after staging a robbery of cash.

The 13-strong gang were said to have known exactly which boxes to target as they drove into a restricted zone at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport and targeted the relevant boxes.

Within minutes of the bloodless raid, the gang left the airport unchecked.

Among those who are being held are three security contractors who worked at OR Tambo.

One was responsible for guarding its perimeter fence, one was on duty at the vault where the cash was stored and the third had the job of protecting the staff handling it.

A fourth suspect was arrested for cloning a police vehicle used in the heist.

Two of the men have appeared in court facing armed robbery charges.

Spokesman for the Hawks, South Africa’s elite investigations unit who are probing the operation, yesterday refused to confirm the arrest of the main suspect.


4. The store clerk who was busted for stealing a $13,000 fur coat after she posed in it on Instagram

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On February 2017, a New York woman was arrested for stealing a $13,000 mink coat after posting a photo of herself wearing it on Instagram.

Angeline Chidowore, 39, worked at the high-end clothing store Moda Operandi and was in charge of inventory. After the coat had gone missing, her boss found pictures of her wearing it on Instagram. She was soon arrested and charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.


5. How a SELFIE VIDEO busted the arsonist who destroyed more than 97,000 acres of California forest in 2014's epic King fire which raged for 27 days

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It can take years to figure out who starts a forest fire, if the culprit is ever found at all - but the arsonist behind California's epic King fire of 2014 all but gave himself up to police thanks to a selfie video he took after starting the inferno.
Wayne Allen Huntsman, 39, was given 20 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to starting the fire, which ravaged 97,717 acres of California forest and 112 buildings over 27 days.

And his conviction was inevitable, thanks to his own vanity and a quick-thinking good Samaritan.

Huntsman hiked out into the woodlands near King of the Mountain Road in Pollock Pines, El Dorado County on September 13, 2014, and lit two fires - fires he would later claim to investigators were to keep him warm on the record 93 degree day, The Washington Post reported.

He then used his cellphone to record a video of himself leaving what appeared to be a last message to his girlfriend, swinging it around to show the smoke rising.

'I've got fires all around me. Look at me, babe,' he says in the video. 'I'm stuck in the middle babe. ... I love you. I always have.'

Exactly why he took the video is unknown - the prosecution said it could have been to win over his girlfriend, or to gain fame among locals as a survivor.

Regardless, with the video taken he then fled to a local highway, where a passing retired firefighter, Lars Knutsen, 'rescued' him.

Huntsman then showed Knutsen the video, and Knutsen - recognizing its importance - recorded that video on his own cellphone.

At one point in the footage, he swings the camera up to show Huntsman's grinning face.

Knutsen passed his recording of the selfie over to investigators, who were working 'around the clock', according to a video released by the District Attorney's office.

Meanwhile, other authorities were largely focused on containing the terrifying blaze, which quickly extended beyond the King of the Mountain Road area.

After three days it had spread across almost 12,000 acres, causing 800 homes to be evacuated. Only five percent of the blaze could be contained in those days, despite the efforts of thousands of firefighters - as many as 25,000 on the first day alone.

Over the next thee days, the fire had blazed across an astonishing 82,018 acres. It would continue to burn for another three weeks, devouring homes and businesses.

The inferno was finally extinguished in October, after claiming 100 buildings, 12 of which were residential properties. Nobody was killed in the blaze.

Talking to KCRA at Huntsman's court appearance last week, Tom Boscow, whose house was consumed by the fire, said: 'He sure screwed my life up. Two months before the fire my insurance that I'd had for 24 years cancelled me.'
Colin Smith, a retiree who had invested in 89 acres of timber only for it to be lost to the blaze, added: 'That was going to be my retirement; it was going to be my grandson's college education.

'It's gone. The guy made a mistake and it cost a lot of people a lot of heartache.'

Knutsen passed his recording of the selfie over to investigators, who were working 'around the clock', according to a video released by the District Attorney's office.

Meanwhile, other authorities were largely focused on containing the terrifying blaze, which quickly extended beyond the King of the Mountain Road area.

After three days it had spread across almost 12,000 acres, causing 800 homes to be evacuated. Only five percent of the blaze could be contained in those days, despite the efforts of thousands of firefighters - as many as 25,000 on the first day alone.

Over the next thee days, the fire had blazed across an astonishing 82,018 acres. It would continue to burn for another three weeks, devouring homes and businesses.

The inferno was finally extinguished in October, after claiming 100 buildings, 12 of which were residential properties. Nobody was killed in the blaze.

Talking to KCRA at Huntsman's court appearance last week, Tom Boscow, whose house was consumed by the fire, said: 'He sure screwed my life up. Two months before the fire my insurance that I'd had for 24 years cancelled me.'
Colin Smith, a retiree who had invested in 89 acres of timber only for it to be lost to the blaze, added: 'That was going to be my retirement; it was going to be my grandson's college education.

'It's gone. The guy made a mistake and it cost a lot of people a lot of heartache.'


6. Policeman caught taking selfie as suicide victim jumps from bridge behind him

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A policeman has been caught taking a selfie as a man prepared to jump to his death from a bridge.

During the desperate man's final moments, the selfie-obsessed cop is seen posing for a snapshot just feet away.

The man is caught in the background of the policeman's shot, clinging to the bridge in the Turkish capital Ankara.

Just seconds later he leapt almost 600ft to his death, after attempts by other officers to talk him down failed.

But a picture of the policeman's heartless selfie has sparked fury in Turkey, and the officer in question now faces an investigation.

The man who jumped from the bridge was later named as Sadrettin Saskın.

The 35-year-old was said to have been struggling with money problems.

Police spokesman Maksud Calik: "It was his third suicide attempt. Highly trained negotiators were trying to talk him into coming back onto the bridge when he suddenly let go and fell."

But critics say the sight of a uniformed officer in high-visibility gear talking selfies with him as the background could have pushed him over the edge.

"It was at best insensitive and at worst criminally negligent," said one social media commentator.

Police spokesman Calik said: "A full investigation into the officer's conduct is ongoing. Any breach of duty identified will be disciplined."


7. Facebooked: ‘Bank robber’ posts gun selfie, gets arrested

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Here’s one for the selfie Hall of Fame.

A Brooklyn native posted a photo of himself on his Facebook page brandishing a submachine gun he allegedly used in a Michigan bank robbery — and he was busted by the FBI.

In one hand, Jules Bahler is holding a menacing-looking, long-barreled assault-style weapon. In the other hand, he is holding a black smartphone, which he uses to take a picture of himself in a bathroom mirror.

Bahler, 21, who calls himself “King Romeo” on his Facebook page, posted the photo March 5 with an accompanying caption.

“Bought my first house And chopper today … lifes great,” he wrote.

That same day, according to an FBI affidavit, Bahler entered a Chemical Bank branch in Bay City, Mich., brandished a submachine gun and fled with about $7,000.

Authorities said Bahler committed two similar crimes in Pontiac, robbing a credit union of $4,300 on Feb. 26 and a Bank of America branch of $4,000 on March 4.

A day after the Bay City robbery, investigators learned about the Facebook page, and believed Bahler’s face matched that of the robber captured by bank surveillance cameras.

The page also features a photo of a home in Pontiac, which the FBI and local sheriff’s deputies began staking out March 7.

After Bahler emerged and drove off, the investigators stopped him, and found the machine gun in a duffle bag in the car.

Officials said he confessed to the robberies.

Before his arrest, a friend tried to warn him about the selfie.

“U tripping brotha,” a friend wrote on Bahler’s Facebook page. “I wouldn’t show that sh– off like that cops be watching this sh– brotha.”


8. Former Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers on Life After Body Shaming Scandal: I 'Hide Out at My Mother's House'

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Former Playboy model Dani Mathers is speaking out after pleading no contest to invasion of privacy charges. Prosecutors said she secretly took a photo of a 70-year-old naked woman in a gym locker room and posted it on social media.

The model, 30, says she has received death threats since the incident went viral last year.

“To hide out at my mother’s house at age 30 because of something I’ve done — it just felt really low,” she said in an interview with ABC News. “I had lost my privacy after taking privacy from somebody else.”

The 2015 Playmate of the Year came under fire last July after she allegedly photographed the naked woman without her knowledge in an LA Fitness locker room and posted it on Snapchat with the caption, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”

Mathers was quickly slammed on social media for body shaming and was banned from all LA Fitness locations.

In November, she was charged with a misdemeanor count of invasion of privacy, and on Wednesday sentenced to perform 30 days of community labor and three years probation, a Los Angeles city attorney spokesman told PEOPLE.


“I didn’t have an intention of breaking a law. I just wasn’t thinking, to be honest,” she said, noting that she meant to send the photo privately to a friend. “My intention was to reply to the conversation I was having with my friend. I know the difference between right and wrong and I chose wrong.”

Mathers told ABC that she has never met the woman involved, although she has wanted to apologize in person.

“I never meant to hurt her,” she said. “I never ever intended on showing the world this photo … I hope that she could forgive me.”

“I just want her to be able to move on and move forward in her life and not feel judged or that she what she was doing was being ridiculed, because it had nothing to do with that and I’m so sorry,” Mathers told ABC.

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