Philly Man Dies In Violent Home Robbery After Posting $60K Photo On Facebook
Philadelphia police are investigating whether or not a Facebook post played a part in a violent home robbery that left the home owner shot dead.
Via CBS News:
Police say 50-year-old Tony Harris was shot dead after three armed men stormed his house around 11 p.m. Monday. The suspects apparently stormed the Kingsessing neighborhood home with one goal in mind.
“[They] entered through their front door all brandishing guns, demanding the money. ‘Where is the money,'” Police Captain James Clark told CBS Philly.
His family believes that a Facebook post dated Oct. 5 is what made them targets, according to the station. In it, Harris reportedly jokes about misplacing $60,000.
Police say Harris was surrounded in the living room, while his wife was allegedly held at gunpoint in the kitchen. Their children were reportedly all asleep upstairs.
The victim’s wife told CBS Philly she overheard the suspects threatening to harm her if he didn’t stop moving. He was later shot.
The alleged robbers likely got away with nothing, according to the station. Police told CBS Philly that they were aware of the post and are looking into it as a possible motive.
Harris’ newphew, Anthony Fleming, says his uncle did not have $60,000 because his wife was really just holding a few $20 bills on top of paper. When flexing for Facebook goes wrong!