Here is an example when being a "social media smart ass" can backfire on you in a major way.

According to CBS 4 KGBT, 19-year old Brandon Diaz was wanted by the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department for theft and the Palmview Crime Stoppers posted a wanted picture of Diaz on their Facebook page on September 19th with information on receiving a possible reward on his capture.

So Brandon, clearly not knowing how this internet stuff works, decided to comment on the post ASKING FOR HIS OWN REWARD MONEY with a few "laughing" emojis behind it. The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office didn't post any emojis, only the comment: "We will see very soon." And true to their word, Diaz was arrested on one count of felony theft nearly a week after his post. Here's video courtesy of KTRK ABC 13:


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