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Published:June 26th, 2011 10:52 EST

Dude Updated Facebook Page During Armed Standoff With SWAT Team

By Robert Paul Reyes

"An armed Jason Valdez, 36, held a woman hostage at a motel in a tense 16-hour, overnight standoff with SWAT teams, all while finding time to keep his family and friends updated on Facebook, authorities said.


He even got some help from the outside over the social network: A friend posted that a SWAT officer was hiding in the bushes."

I use Facebook and Twitter primarily to post links to my articles, although sometimes I use social networking sites to keep in touch with friends and family. But some folks can`t brush their teeth or pass wind without tweeting about it. TMI!

Jason Valdez falls into the category of people who can`t live without Facebook. If I were in an armed standoff with a SWAT team, I`d be worried about getting shot or soiling my drawers. Updating my Facebook account would be the last thing on my mind.

Although I must admit that Valdez got valuable advice about what the SWAT team was up to from his Facebook homies. Valdez` helpful friend should be arrested and charged with obstruction of justice.

When the SWAT team burst into the hotel room Valdez shot himself in the chest, he`s in critical condition. I`m sure he will be updating his Facebook status once he regains consciousness.


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