College Kid Discovers False Murder Accusation While Googling Himself

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Most of us probably Google ourselves semi-regularly, right? (Right guys...?) But if there's one thing worse than discovering you're an online nobody, it's discovering that you've been wrongfully accused of murder by your local police department. How very embarrassing!

University of Florida student Zachary Garcia was in the midst of a normal vanity Googling when he stumbled upon his drivers license photo, released in connection with a botched robbery-turned-homicide. The mixup? The accused individual was Zachery Garcia—with an E—not Zachary. So close! And yet so, so very importantly far.


"I was just very shocked to find my picture and the article saying that I was convicted of a felony murder charge," Zachary (again, spelled with an A, not an E!) commented, surprisingly calmly. However, the guy is at peace with his brief stint as an internet murderer. "Everybody makes mistakes. I work at Publix and I might get somebody's sub (order) wrong." That is probably the most mature and startlingly casual reaction to being wrongfully accused of a felony homicide in criminal history. [WTSP via Fark]