Stupid Facebook! A dude who abandoned his wife and remarried under a fake name got caught in a weird and very 21st century way.
Wife #1 was on Facebook and it recommended a friend to her because of some shared interest. Who knows what it was. Maybe they both liked reading Cosmo while sunbathing or liked sipping Appletinis at Chili’s on Thursday nights. But Facebook recommended wife #2 to wife #1.
Insert woman scorned here.
Oregon Live reports:
According to charging documents filed Thursday, (Alan) O’Neill married a woman in 2001, moved out in 2009, changed his name and remarried without divorcing her. The first wife first noticed O’Neill had moved on to another woman when Facebook suggested the friendship connection to wife No. 2 under the “People You May Know” feature.
“Wife No. 1 went to wife No. 2’s page and saw a picture of her and her husband with a wedding cake,” said Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist told The Associated Press.
Wife No. 1 then called the defendant’s mother.
“An hour later the defendant arrived at (Wife No. 1’s) apartment, and she asked him several times if they were divorced,” court records show. “The defendant said, ‘No, we are still married.'”
Neither O’Neill nor his first wife had filed for divorce, according to charging documents.
And he would’ve gotten away with it if it weren’t for those meddling interwebs.
Note to any CMR readers who want to go and start a new life somewhere. Use MySpace!!! That way, you’ll be sure to never run into anyone you might know.