Nov 30 2010
“The internet is written in ink” - The Social Network
Unfortunately, that was true for one young man who was innocently Googling himself only to discover he had been accused of murder. Because of a typo.
Investigators originally released a driver’s license photo of Zachary Garcia — spelled with an “A” — but it was Zachery Garcia — spelled with an “E” — who was charged in connection with the crime.
On September 23, authorities say two teenaged boys broke into a home in Davenport, while two other teens waited outside. One of the homeowners, Jose Oyola-Aponte, was able to grab his gun andÂ shot one of the burglars, 15-year-old Otilio Rubio.He later died.
“I was just very shocked to find my picture and the article saying that I was convicted of a felony murder charge,” he said, “and I was just very shocked and angry that someone put my name up there and said I did something I didn’t do.”
“Everybody makes mistakes,” Garcia added. “I work at Publix and I might get somebody’s sub (order) wrong. But for somebody to get (the photo of a suspect) wrong…it’s not a sandwich, it’s somebody’s life you’re playing with.”
Did you hear that? He just admittted to MESSING UP PEOPLE’S SUB ORDERS! And now that’s on the internet FOREVER! Has he learned nothing from all this?
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