Dupree Johnson Charged With 142 Felony Counts, Thanks To Instagram


Teen Charged Instagram Account

Florida teen Dupree Johnson is learning the hard way that it is a really bad idea to post stupid photos on Instagram (or really any other social media outlet). Johnson, 19, was charged with 142 felony counts after a cop stumbled on his Instagram account, which featured several questionable photos, including one of the teen smiling with a gun in each hand.

While gun photos aren’t unusual on social media, the cop took note that Johnson already has a rap sheet that includes grand theft, burglary, and felony possession of a firearm. Authorities quickly (and understandably) issued a search warrant for Johnson’s home, where they found a Glock under his bedspread and a stolen, loaded, Tec-9 9mm pistol nearby, according to Miami New Times.

Authorities also discovered $250,000 worth of stolen jewelry, electronics and firearms, leading them to believe that Dupree may be responsible for leading a group of thieves on a string of 30 to 40 burglaries of Palm Beach, Florida senior centers. The teen is now behind bars on more than a hundred charges, including possession of weapons and ammunition by a convicted felon.

Meanwhile, the teen’s Instagram page has been disabled, but not before media outlets got a few pretty incriminating screenshots. If/when Dupree gets out of jail, we’re guessing he’ll stop posting incriminating photos of himself on social media … maybe.


Melissa Stusinski
Melissa grew up in the Seattle area, but moved to Indiana to attend Anderson University in 2005 and was editor at the school's Literary Arts Magazine for two years. When she isn't focused on writing, Melissa enjoys working on cars, gaming, and exploring new places. [Contact: Melissa@socialnewsdaily.com]

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