YouTube Helping Police Crack Cases

 - Nov 30, 2006   Updated: Apr 14 2011
References: usatoday
According to, police took up pursuit in cyberspace after a young Norwegian posted an Internet video of his wild car driving. Following an electronic trail that he left online, police caught him and slapped him with real-life fine $1,300.

Implications - The man who was charged was in his early 20s and titled his video Driving in Norway. He posted the video on YouTube hoping to get some hits, but instead he got a hefty bill. His video featured his car's speedometer racing upwards until it 150 miles per hour on a public highway. It is amazing how something on YouTube can be traced by the police back to the owner so fast. People might learn from this man's lesson and steer clear posting videos that may get them into trouble!