If Riley Allen Mullins really did steal a woman's iPod, it probably wasn't a good idea to send her a Facebook friend request the very next day.
According to the media reports, 28-year-old Mullins of Port Orchard, Washington, was charged in Kitsap district court in Kitsap on Friday.
Mullins is charged with second-degree robbery, after a woman was struck on the head from behind while sitting at Bermerton ferry terminal last Tuesday. The victim's iPod and purse was stolen by the assailant, who escaped on foot.
Although the victim didn't recognise her assailant, she did tell police that the man who attacked her had a distinctive triangle-shaped tattoo on his neck.
Imagine her surprise, then, when the following day she received a Facebook friend request from Mullins. Who has a distinctive triangle-shaped tattoo on his neck, which he proudly displays on his Facebook page.
Of course, it's entirely possible that this is simply an extraordinary coincidence, and the courts will decide that.
Remember kids: things you post up on Facebook might come back to bite you in the bottom some day.
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