At work today, I was notified of a sad incident in which three LDS missionaries are being prosecuted on vandalism charges after photos surfaced online picturing them defacing a Catholic church. Apparently the missionaries were seen pretending to preach from an altar and holding up a statue with its head broken off. The full story can be seen here.
Obvious remarks about taking your calling seriously aside, this brings up the two most important rules of crime:
- If you're really going to insist on committing a crime, don't document yourself doing it. This includes photos, videos, memos, and so on. (Applicable to something as small as vandalism to something as large as Watergate.)
- If you decide to ignore Rule 1, don't post the information publicly. Especially not on the Internet.