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WHERES MY PANCAKES

Via Ryan North, a guy just had robbery charges dropped because he posted a facebook status update from his home at the time meaning he couldn't have been at the site at the time. The times reported that his status update was, "Where's my pancakes," though given his page screen captured at right by the NYTimes, I'm guessing it was in all caps.

From the NYTimes Full Article:
His defense lawyer, Robert Reuland, told a Brooklyn assistant district attorney, Lindsay Gerdes, about the Facebook entry, which was made at the time of the robbery. The district attorney subpoenaed Facebook to verify that the status update had actually been typed from a computer located at 71 West 118th Street in Harlem, as Mr. Bradford said. When that was confirmed, the charges were dropped.
Bonus quote:
As for those pancakes: “I used to really like them,” Mr. Bradford said. “Now I love ‘em.”
Note to self: If I ever want to commit a crime, have someone post a status update from my home computer.

Update: According to the Gothamist, the direct quote of the unclassy facebook status update is actually "ON THE PHONE WITH THIS FAT CHICK......WHERER MY IHOP".
http://gothamist.com/2009/11/11/facebook_status_update_keeps_teen_o.php

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