Mafia Hitman Arrested For Facebook Stupidity (video)
Memo to Mafia hitmen on the run: don’t chat with friends on Facebook while holed up in your secret hideout.
One of Italy’s most wanted mob fugitives, Pasqual Manfredi, was caught by police after they tracked him through his copious Facebook chatting. Manfredi, who goes by the name Scarface, is being charged with multiple counts of murder, Mafia associations and drug violations. One standout charge is the accusation that in 2002 he murdered a member of a rival Mafia family with a portable rocket launcher.
Manfredi was reportedly chatting on Facebook the moment that police broke into his safe house. Authorities are investigating his more than 200 Facebook friends for clues to the whereabouts of other crime figures.