Fugitive Googles Himself, Then Surrenders

By Riya Bhattacharjee
|  Monday, Mar 17, 2014  |  Updated 10:36 AM PDT
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"Most Wanted" felon Christopher Viatafa Googled himself and then surrendered to police.

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Be careful when you Google yourself, Bay Area authorities are warning.

In the case of Christopher Viatafa, who Googled himself and found his photo on Northern California’s Most Wanted website, he turned himself in to police.

Viatafa – who has a pretty unique last name – was wanted by the San Leandro Police Department for his involvement in a shooting.

On August 8, 2013, Vaitafa attended a private party at the San Leandro Senior Center located at 13909 East 14th Street. Police said he started arguing with some people at the party, pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and fired a few rounds into the ground.

Vaitafa was forced out of the area and he proceeded to fire several more rounds, police said.

Investigators were looking for Viatafa for discharging a firearm toward an inhabited dwelling.

According to the San Leandro Police Department detective that interviewed Viatafa, Viatafa turned himself in after seeing his photo on the “Most Wanted” site, which is managed by the Northern California Intelligence Center.

On Friday, Viatafa was listed as a “captured fugitive” on the “Most Wanted” website.

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