Christopher Viatafa thought he was just going to do a little ego-surfing when he Googled his name, but instead he found a picture of himself on a “Most Wanted” website.
Christopher Viatafa was wanted by police in connection with an August 2013 incident involving shooting into an inhabited dwelling, but the 27-year-old California native had no idea he was in trouble until he saw his mugshot featured on Northern California’s Most Wanted website. How a person can pull out a semi-automatic handgun and fire a bunch of rounds into the ground near the people after getting into a heated argument, and not realize they could be in trouble, is still a mystery.
Viatafa’s guilt got the better of him, and after reading about his assault with a deadly weapon charge, he turned himself in to the police.
“Although it wasn’t good judgment that landed him on the website, he did used good judgment to turn himself in after seeing his photo,” San Leandro, Calif., Police said in a statement.
Several days later, Viatafa was listed on the website as a “captured fugitive.” No word yet on whether or not Viatafa will receive a reward for capturing one of Northern California’s most wanted.