WHO@ Newsletter - November 9, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Just how stupid can you be? Pretty stupid, it appears!

Man provides photo for his own wanted poster

A British man on the run from police sent a picture of himself to his local paper because he disliked the mugshot they had printed of him as part of a public appeal to track him down.

South Wales Police had issued media with the photo of Matthew Maynard, wanted by officers investigating a house burglary, as part of a crackdown on crime in Swansea.

When it appeared in the South Wales Evening Post, the 23-year-old sent the newspaper a replacement photo of himself standing in front of a police van. They obligingly printed it on the front page.

The police thanked him for helping them in their appeal, saying: "Everyone in Swansea will know what he looks like now."

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(DISCLAIMER: The following news items were found on the web and were not written or endorsed by WHO@; they are for informational purposes only)

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Internet Posting by Alleged Ft. Hood Killer Showed Sympathy with Suicide Bombers - 11/06/09
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Cyber sticks and stones - 11/06/09
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Teens arrested over firework killing after Facebook search - 11/09/09
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2,000-Year-Old Scrolls, Internet-Era Crime - 11/06/09
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