March 12, 2014 2:30 am -

gun11n-2-webHere’s a helpful hint to criminals: if you do not wish to be arrested, it is not a great idea to post public selfies to social media.

Maybe bank robbers shouldn’t gun for Facebook likes with machismo selfies.

Brooklyn native Jules Bahler, 21, practically turned himself in to the FBI by posting a photo of himself holding the same submachine gun he allegedly wielded during a heist last week.

The young man is accused of holding up three banks in Michigan over eight days. During robberies in Pontiac, he reportedly passed notes demanding money to the tellers and netted a combined $8,300, The Smoking Gun reported.

On March 5, he uploaded the series of tough-guy selfies to Facebook. Afterward, he allegedly walked into a Chemical Bank in Bay City and “displayed what appeared to be a black sub machine gun and demanded money,” according to an arrest affidavit, obtained by the crime news site.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.