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Christopher Wallace, 24, knew he was wanted by the Somerset County (Maine) Sheriff’s Office in connection with a burglary. So, he took to Snapchat, where he said he was at home. Even though Snapchat deletes messages within seconds of being read, it was enough time for someone to tip off the police. Officers went to the house, where Erika Hall, 20, answered the door. She allowed the officers to search the house, and while police were still in his house, Wallace made a second Snapchat post, bragging that police were looking for him — and saying he was hiding in a cabinet. More calls came in to the dispatcher and the information was relayed to the officers at the house, who then focused their search. “A search of the kitchen cabinets turned up some food, some pots and pans, and also a pair of feet,” a Sheriff’s office spokesman said. “The pair of feet just so happened to be attached to a person, and that person was Christopher Wallace. He was removed from the cabinet and placed under arrest.” A summary of the whole incident was then released to the public — in a post on the Sheriff Office’s Facebook page. (MS/Morning Sentinel) ...Which is more permanent than Snapchat, but less permanent than his criminal record.
Original Publication Date: 12 April 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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