Woman Arrested for Poking Someone on Facebook

Posted Oct 12, 2009

Shannon Jackson of Hendersonville, TN was arrested for poking another woman (Dana M. Hannah) on Facebook. The poke apparently violated a restraining order the other woman had against Jackson.

Hannah printed a screenshot of the poke notification and called the police. The screen-shot was enough proof to get Jackson arrested. Jackson’s lawyer is trying to get confirmation from Facebook that the poke was in fact from her account. The possibility that someone broke into her account has not been ruled out by her lawyer.

The charge against Jackson is a Class A misdemeanor. She could be punished with up to one year in jail.