Facebook is one of the most convenient ways for people to stalk each other without the other party's knowledge of such activity. But did you also know that it can be a valuable do-it-yourself crime fighting tool?
Jennifer Wilson, 20, used Facebook to track down her attacker after she had a pint glass rammed into her face by Ashleigh Holliman, 22, in an unprovoked nightclub attack, reported the Telegraph.
Bouncers at the nightclub were unable to identify and detain Holliman. Police who were reviewing the CCTV records said that the video wasn't clear and that the evidence had already been cleared off from the dance floor by staff.
Wilson then took matters into her own hands by crawling through Facebook, looking at friends of friends, until she found a photograph of her attacker, Holliman.
Wilson was also able to find Holliman's address, but when police arrived at Holliman's door to find that she wasn't home, Wilson was able to further uncover Holliman's place of work. Police then arrested Holliman at work the next day.
Holliman admitted to her crime and was sentenced to 120 hours of community service.
''In the end I had to do the police's job for them and track this girl down on Facebook," said Wilson. ''This girl had just been glaring at me all night long and then all of a sudden I was dancing with friends and she slammed the glass into my face.
''She managed to escape but I recognised one of her friends and decided to try and track her down because I didn't deserve what she did to me.''