Social Networking Saves the Day: Teen Beats Robbery Rap Thanks To Facebook

- By Bossip Staff

Robbery was the case that they gave Rodney Bradford and “where’s my pancakes” is the phrase that saved him after members of New York’s Finest arrested the young man for participating in a burglary that he claimed to have not participated in. Detectives apprehended Bradford, 19, after they suspected that he was involved in a robbery that had taken place a couple of days beforehand. Seemingly trapped in a tangled web woven by legal woes, the level headed teen delivered an iron clad alibi attesting to his whereabouts during the crime: he was on Facebook.

NYPD arrested the young man after authorities believed that he had been involved in the mugging of Rolando Perez-Lorenzo and Jeremy Dunklebarger, a crime that too place at 11:50 a.m. A status update made on October 17th at 11:49 a.m. confirm Bradford’s statement, and in the process, set a legal precedent.

“This is the first case that I’m aware of in which a Facebook update has been used as alibi evidence,” remarked John Browning, member of the Dallas Bar Association and student of the ever expanding relationship between social networking sites and the law.

Still all is not peachy in Bradford’s word, as he has yet to face the music for another burglary charge, this one still pending; just another day in the life of the young man known as the Facebook Kid.”

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  • http://bossip I`ll Talk about what I want to talk about Nucca !

    1st and I really should get a life !! LOL

  • DayShifter

    That defense is not going to work unless they can prove physically he was logged into Facebook, at the location he claimed to be. So that means live web feed that can be tracked to the location. Anyone could have been logged in…. this story sounds incomplete.

  • Red

    Can’t you status update from a Blackberry???

  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    Red

    Can’t you status update from a Blackberry???

    ___________________________________________________

    I can from my Iphone!? However when you do this, it shows up on you’re page with a little phone icon next to you’re post! So they can tell if you updated you’re status on you’re phone.

  • Man, I just don't care™

    @TRACEY
    This guy needs to prove it was him who was online, likewise the police need to prove it was him who mugged the two guys and wasnt him online.

    **just making some corrections…**

  • Lean (In my opinion)

    @ Tracey

    I SO AGREE! Unbelievable! YOu can even update them from ur phone and just do that as an “alibi”…WTH…

  • tg

    Just another day in a young black man’s life.

  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    No u can’t be boyfriend #2!

    Red

    Can’t you status update from a Blackberry???

    ___________________________________________________

    I can from my Iphone!? However when you do this, it shows up on you’re page with a little phone icon next to you’re post! So they can tell if you updated you’re status on you’re phone.

    Oh and they can even check you’re computers history, date and time you logged on…I learned about all of this from my I.T. guy!

  • I'm Just Me: Keeping It Real Since 1983

    You really can update FB by a cell phone though so what method was used. 9 minutes is a long time though.

    I mean I guess they had reason to suspect him…he already has another case pending with the same MO.

    Glad he got off this one but I need more questions answered here.

  • Miss B

    WTH. All it takes if a little fb status… glad I now know!!!

  • http://bossip dondada

    yall betta get a facebook page i got one

  • Moreaces

    He could have had one of his brothers/sisters/friends/ posting for him,, Not iron clad

  • sunny

    That Nicca had somebody else log in as him..maybe one of his siblings or freinds. He had that s#*t planned!!! I’m not buying his innocence!!!

  • sunny

    Red

    Can’t you status update from a Blackberry???

    ___________________________________________________
    You can status update from just about any phone..

  • ShavonDenise

    You can update your facebook status from your cell phone too!! So??? I hope he is innocent but Im just saying

  • http://bossip.com This some Shhh...

    High tech criminals. Geesh.

  • Rrrrroe Ski Love- A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

    If the popo is after him and they have their sites on him, eventually he will be arrested for something and put in jail. His lesson will be “Don’t provoke the man”

  • Henni

    right, this can not be the precedent. People are just going to be giving their passwords away so they can be alibied during a crime. lmdo, why did they legitimize this nonsense.

  • keke

    THEY BETTER CHECK 2 C IF HE SENT IT VIA TEXT ON ON THE COMPUTER :()

  • EleKtrik EccEntriK (ban conformity)

    LMAO @ the face 😀

  • http://twitter.com/wyzepro WyzePro

    you all sound ridiculous..doesn’t matter if he was on his phone or not…the time stamp ( if it was him) suggests that he was busy doin something else…who’s going to be on facebook at the same time their jacking people?….furthermore…you idiots screamin he needs proof that it was him have it all wrong…you’re innocent until proven guilty…yes even black men are….or are we so quick to convict our own ?

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