Some people just have to tell the world about everything they do. It’s made Mark Zuckerberg a billionaire. I’ve never really understood the whole social media thing (beyond the occasional snide tweet). But as an Alton, IL couple found out, it can be dangerous to show the world what you have…
The couple had recently resolved a lawsuit and collected a large cash settlement. So what’s the first thing that came to mind? Vacation in Europe? A new Porsche? No, they had a much better idea.
The decided it’d be really fly to take a picture of themselves with all that cash—and a gun—and post it on Facebook for the world to see. You know. Gansta style.
They might as well have taken out an ad asking to be robbed. Shortly after posting the ill-considered pic, two unidentified armed males kicked in their door in the middle of the night demanding the cash. Details are sketchy, but somehow the homeowners avoided harm, losing “only” their gun to the thieves.
Everyone has something they consider valuable. Yakking about it openly on-line is just inviting trouble. It’s a minor miracle the Alton couple weren’t killed. Don’t turn your life into a reality show by baring all your secrets on-line. Keep your cash in the bank and your mouth shut.