An Algerian man posted a picture of himself on Facebook holding a baby over a 15th floor balcony. Then, he threatened to drop the child if he didn’t get 1000 likes.
Ridiculous! Dangerous! Disgusting! Criminal!
The dirtbag didn’t get the likes he wanted. Instead, he was reported to authorities who soon tracked him down.
He was arrested and charged him with child endangerment. The man denied his guilt, claiming that the photos had been altered by other social media users.
A relative also defended him, saying that there were barriers in place to keep the child safe, but were removed for the sake of the photo. The man begged for forgiveness, swearing before the court that the child wasn’t actually in danger, and that they were “just playing a game”.
The judge who heard his case didn’t buy it, and sentenced him to two years in prison. The judge ruled that the picture clearly showed the child’s life was in danger.
Algerians praised the judge for his decision.
You can bet that a picture of this guy in prison would get at least a thousand likes!
Right Wing News reports:
With the advent of social media, people are doing more and more stupid things in the hopes of getting some small glimmer of internet fame. This is usually OK, as long as the only victim of their stupidity is the person trying to get likes. But too often, parents drag their kids into it — and they take it way too far.