Facebook Message Frees Robbery Suspect

A 19-year-old New York City man arrested on robbery charges has been exonerated thanks to his Facebook page.

Rodney Bradford was held for 12 days on suspicion of robbing two people on Oct. 17 in the Brooklyn public housing complex where he lives.

Bradford and witnesses insisted he was innocent. They said he was at his father's Harlem apartment when the crime occurred.

A playful message was posted on Bradford's Facebook page one minute before the robbery. In it, he asked his girlfriend where his pancakes were.

Prosecutors dropped the charges after Facebook verified the words had been typed from a computer at his father's building.

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  • by TruthBTold on Nov 13, 2009 at 07:07 AM
    Facebook is for losers.
  • by D Location: Advocate on Nov 12, 2009 at 07:49 PM
    This is for the 3 post above. I'm sure the police looked into that before they exonorated the young man you know normal type police work like checking the fathers where about's I seriously doubt that facebook was there only clue to the innocence of the boy it just makes for a better story if they leave those tidbits of info out.
  • by southerngal Location: eastern nc on Nov 12, 2009 at 05:46 PM
    I totally agree. Just because it came from a computer in his father's building does not mean that this young man was the one who type it. I not have both of my daughters info for FB but I also have other members of my family's FB info and can go to their homes and type a message off of their computers under their info. I do not know if this young man did or not but their should be more proof than this cause if not then we will start having people killing people and get off scott free with this excuse.
  • by I Agree Location: here on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:58 PM
    I agree with the other poster. I was thinking that while I was reading this article.
  • by TJ Location: Beaufort Co. on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:41 PM
    Just because the message was posted from a computer in his father's building doesn't mean that the 19 yr old typed them. I have access to my son's Facebook page and he has access to mine.

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