June 30, 2011

TwitPic Founder Learns To ‘Watch What You Tweet’

TwitPic founder Noah Everett created quite a buzz on Wednesday after posting a Twitter message, including a "Ëœnaked' photo, about getting arrested Wednesday morning for walking down his street "half naked."

"Getting arrested...in the back of a cop car now," Everett tweeted.

"...I guess you can't walk down your own street half naked...who knew -- I got a free ride home by the nice police officer," Everett added, clarifying in a second Tweet "...by half naked, I mean naked."

However, the Charleston Police department says the story was largely made up.

"Mr. Everett wasn't nude and he wasn't arrested," said department spokesman Charles Francis in an interview with FoxNews.com.

"He had on blue shorts and shoes."

So why would Everett say he was naked and arrested?

"That's a question for Mr. Everett," Francis said.

Francis acknowledged that an officer did in fact give Everett a ride home at 1:30 a.m. in the morning, after seeing him wandering down the street without a shirt, weaving in and out of running sprinklers.

"He was giving the guy an escort home," Francis said.

By Wednesday afternoon, Everett had deleted or changed several of his tweets about the situation, and posted an update clarifying the matter.

"I was given a ride home as a courtesy by the officer. Lesson learned: watch what you tweet," he wrote.


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