There are some things that you just DO NOT do on Facebook… like selling food stamps! 😯
Meet Derron Chamberlain. Chamberlain posed for the mugshot above after he was caught trying to sell food stamps online.
Not only did he use his Facebook page to market his new venture, but he used his real name, phone number and address in his advertisement.
Now his Facebook status update has landed him a felony charge!
Details about this bizarre ‘Facebook fail’ + news footage below…
According to Ohio’s Journal News:
An Ohio man trying to sell his girlfriend’s food stamp card on Facebook now faces a felony charge.
Police said Derron Chamberlain posted on the social media site that he was selling his girlfriend’s food stamp card for $100. He also included his phone number for potential buyers to contact him, police said.
“He did put his real information while he was doing this illegal act for everybody to see,” said Middletown Police Lt. Scott Reeve.
Chamberlain, 35, of Plymouth Avenue, was excited, police said, when officers from the police department’s Special Operations Unit contacted him acting as potential buyers.
About six hours after detectives called Chamberlain, they met him at at a local park.
Police said Chamberlain did not resist arrest and is charged with trafficking food stamps, a fifth-degree felony.
“He didn’t realize he had done anything wrong,” Reeve said. “Even when they brought him into the police department and talked to him he was still surprised to find out it was illegal for him to sell his girlfriend’s food stamp card.”
According to court records, Chamberlain has been arrested at least 19 times, some of the charges include attempted menacing by stalking, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct. Chamberlain is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Sept. 17 in Middletown Municipal Court for arraignment on the felony charge.
WOW! People will do/sell just about anything on Facebook!