In this world of modern technology and social media, it has become a habit, almost like our bread and butter. We tend to do everything on the social media, from waking up in the morning to everything that we tend to do, it gets captured on the social media, making the world a part of your daily life cycle.
But as it may be, it also has its own ill effects. Letting the world access your private life makes one quite prone to being stalked and it may also lead you to some unwanted circumstances.
A similar thing happened with a teenage girl in Sydney, Australia. In a stupid chain of occurrences, 18 year old Amy Sharp who has escaped from the Surrey hills Corrective Services Cell Complex, made way for the authorities to catch her back in no time.
She proved to the world how vapid social media is. Amy does not like bad photos of her to be posted on the social media / internet, much more than the fear of her being arrested. After her escape from the jail, the local agency 7 News Sydney reported on the story on their channel and social media, showing her mugshot photos, appealing to the people to help them get arrested if she was spotted.
The FB message of 7 New Sydney read –
“Surry Hills : Hunt for 18-year-old- Amy Sharp who fled Surry Hills Corrective Services Cell complex.Last seen on Riley street at 3pm on Friday.
Police Statement: Police are searching for an escapee who fled from Surry Hills Corrective Services Cell complex last week. Shortly after 3pm on Friday 19th august 2016, 18-year-old Amy Sharp led from Corrective Services officers. No one was hurt during the incident.She is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 162 cm tall, with light brown hair and slim build.
Amy is considered a low risk a low risk to the public and was in custody for property offences.Police have urged members of the public not to approach Amy, but to contact triple zero immediately. Anyone with information on Amy’s whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers”
As soon as the message started floating on Facebook, Amy responded on her own “wanted” post. She calmly and casually requested the authorities to change the image that they had posted on the social media. She commented “ Can you use this photo, please and thank you” which was followed by an angel emoticon .
The comment got over 60,000 likes on Facebook and this was good enough to catch the eyes of the authorities. 7 News decided to continue using her mugshots in the followup posts, despite the requests of Amy.
In an ironical change of events, Amy was arrested later that night, as is would have been with the excessive followup likes and messages on her FB post.