Massachusetts Man Arrested For Sending Google Plus Invitation To Ex Girlfriend
Yes, even a Google Plus invitation can be a restraining order violation.
Prosecutors say Thomas Gagnon violated a restraining order by sending his former girlfriend an invitation to join his Google Plus circle.
But Gagnon’s attorney says his client has no idea how the woman he once planned to marry — popping the question with a $4,000 ring earlier this month — got such an invitation, suggesting that it might have been sent by a robot.
A Salem District Court judge yesterday admitted he wasn’t sure exactly how such invitations work on Google’s social media site, but he set bail for Gagnon, 32, at $500 and ordered him to stay away from the woman’s home and obey the restraining order she took out on Monday.
Gagnon, of 10 Wilson St., Beverly, was arrested Thursday evening at his home, 90 minutes after his former girlfriend went to the police station with a printed copy of the Google Plus invitation and the restraining order.