Facebook Fights Crime
MONTREAL--Chalk one up for social networking. As long as Facebook is in the correct criminal hands.
Montreal Gazette veteran writer Pat Hickey was shocked to find his car vandalized outside the Wachovia Centre in Philadelphia after Game 1 of the Montreal-Philadelphia playoff series. The tires were slashed, there were crushed beer cans littering the car and the Quebec licence plate was stolen.
Hickey was stopped twice for having no plates on the way back to Canada, but managed to find his way home in the vehicle after Game 2.
When he got home, however, he noticed that the apparent culprit was bragging about the incident on his Facebook page, displaying the stolen licence plate. Hickey relayed the information to the Flyers, saying about $1,000 damage had been done to his car but that he wouldn't ask for reparations or ask that charges be laid if the Philly "fan" contributed $1,000 to charity.
The Flyers have said they will pursue the matter with Philadelphia police.