Chicago police arrested a woman on Tuesday who bragged on Facebook about how she beat up another female on April 22 at a nightclub.
According to prosecutors, Ruth Ramirez approached a 29-year-old woman and a friend as they were dancing at a north side club. The women got into a heated exchange and when 26-year-old Ramirez raised her hands toward the victim and they were forcefully slapped away by the woman, the action only fueled her ire.
Reportedly, Ramirez, a mother of one, then lunged towards towards the woman smashing a glass directly in her face. The women were then separated by the victim’s friend and Ramirez quickly exited the establishment.
The unidentified victim was taken to a nearby hospital where she received 32 stitches in her face.
Meanwhile Ramirez, took to Facebook to herald what she had done to the victim. A friend of the victim saw Ramirez’s boastful postings and told the victim who in turn, contacted the police.
Ramirez, who has two misdemeanor shoplifting convictions on her record, but no history of violent offenses was arrested and charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm; her bail was set at $100,000 on Wednesday.
This case fits into a larger pattern: Wrong-doers seem to forget that Facebook posts can be used as evidence against them, and that bragging on the social network about a crime is tantamount to confessing.
How careful are you about what you post on Facebook?