A California guy exercised “great judgment” by turning himself in after Googling his name and finding himself on the “most needed” web site, according to authorities.
Christopher Vitara was landed by a spell of interest in jail for a firearm-related event supposedly perpetrated more than seven months ago, authorities said.
Vitara was needed by authorities in connection with an August 2013 episode including shooting into an inhabited house, but the 27-year old had no thought his mugshot was featured on Northern California’s Most Desired web site until he looked up himself online. He was alarmed to turn himself into authorities, according to cops, when he found out.
“Although it was not great judgment that landed him on the site, he did use great judgment to turn himself in after seeing his picture,” San Leandro, Calif., Authorities said in a statement.
Authorities said when Vitara got into an argument with a few other partygoers, he was at a private celebration at the San Leandro Senior Center.
Vitara “pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and fired a couple of rounds into the earth close to the folks,” according to law enforcement statement.
Himself fired several more rounds after being thrown from the celebration, authorities said.
A police statement was unclear on whether harms were caused by the shots. Authorities didn’t immediately react to requests for opinion beyond first statements made.
Vitara has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said.
He’s now recorded as a “got fugitive” on the web site, which features more than 25 of the Bay Area’s most wanted offenders.
“The site played a significant role in his apprehension,” said police. “[It] has been a useful instrument for both law enforcement as well as the general public in locating offenders.”
ABC News’ calls to numbers recorded for Vitara’s family went unanswered.