When You're a Sex Offender, Don't Log into Facebook in the Apple Store Next to a Local Sheriff

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It's only natural that a criminal who's banned from using the Internet is going to log on the first chance they get. But if you're going to violate probation, you probably shouldn't do so in public. Next to a sheriff.

Such was the case when San Luis Obispo detectives allegedly spotted Robert McGuire, a convicted sex offender, walking into an Apple Store. As McGuire started using one of the display computers to log on to Facebook, one of the sheriffs followed him and used a computer right next to him. The sheriff pulled up McGuire's file on the Megan's Law website to be sure that he was in fact "prohibited from using the Internet."

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McGuire was arrested outside the store and is being held without bail. Guess he won't be tweeting this one. [The Tribune via Yahoo! News, Image credit: Shutterstock]

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platypus222
Platypus Man

So, was there any reason why the sherrif looked up his file? Does he really look that suspicious? If I were in an Apple store and a sherrif saw me going on Facebook, would he look me up?

I mean, hooray that the sex criminal got caught breaking his probation, of course, but it seems odd that the sherrif would look him up on a whim. But hey, I guess that's just called doing your job.