Police arrest juvenile who posted videos of vandalism

    What happens when you post video of yourself committing acts of vandalism?

    The police find them, the media catches on and soon the whole city knows what you look like. At least, that’s what happened in this case.

    The Philadelphia Police have announced the arrest of a juvenile suspect seen in these videos (warning: there’s some strong language) committing acts of vandalism around the department’s South Philadelphia First District.

    “After posting this video numerous citizens recognized the suspect and referred investigators to other YouTube posts and an identification was made of one of the males,” reads the release from the department.

     

    The suspect turned himself in last night and is charged with vandalism. His arrest photo won’t be released because of his age, but he did a pretty good job of getting his face on camera in the videos.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.