Bad idea: Robbery suspects posts selfie with guns

Jules Bahler, 21, was arrested for three bank robberies in Michigan after posting a photo of...

Jules Bahler, 21, was arrested for three bank robberies in Michigan after posting a photo of himself and a gun on Facebook. FBI special agent Sean Callaghan said Bahler admitted to the robberies in February and March 2014. (Photo: Facebook/QMI Agency)

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A suspected bank robber in Michigan was nabbed after he posted selfies of himself and a gun on Facebook.

A friend warned Jules Bahler, 21, not to post photos of his new gun.

"I wouldn't show that s--- off like that cops be watching this s--- brotha," the friend wrote on Bahler's Facebook page after Bahler posted a status update on March 5 saying he had bought his first house and chopper - slang for a sub-machine gun.

That was the same day a robber entered a Bay City bank with a black sub-machine gun and made off with $7,000 in cash.


Jules Bahler, 21, was arrested for three bank robberies in Michigan after posting a photo of himself and a gun on Facebook. (Photo: Facebook/QMI Agency)

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The next day someone tipped off the Oakland County Sheriff's Office that Bahler's photos showed him wearing clothing and holding a gun matching the police description, FBI agent Sean Callaghan said in his affidavit, which was posted to the website TheSmokingGun.com.

After his arrest, Bahler admitted to that robbery and two others, Callaghan said.


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