When I enter my name into Google, a few different people with my same name pop up in the results. An actor, a karate champion, a college athlete. But I otherwise see pretty uneventful search results—not that I’d expect anything of note. The same can’t be said for 27-year-old Christopher Viatafa, who after randomly Googling himself, found out he was on California’s “Most Wanted” list. That’s the Internet equivalent of watching yourself get arrested on Cops. Viatafa immediately turned himself in.
Viatafa apparently had no idea he was on the Most Wanted list despite previously discharging a firearm toward a group of people. Google sure knows a lot about a person—including what you allegedly did or didn’t do at a party. The details surrounding Viatafa’s alleged behavior aren’t clear, but we can take his surrender as an admission of guilt. The main thing is that even if you’re on the lam, Google is on to your criminal ways. Now I’m scared to see what Google has to say about me.
“Although it wasn’t good judgement that landed him on he website, he did use good judgement to turn himself in after seeing his photo,” a San Leandro police spokesman said.
The next time you Google yourself out of curiosity, do you really want to look at the results? Hopefully you haven’t done anything to land yourself on the any most wanted lists. I think in this case Viatafa definitely wasn’t feeling lucky.
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