Reddit user reported to FBI after confessing to murder via meme. Did we all get trolled in the process?

Bradley Wint
By: - 9th Apr 2013
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Did a Reddit user really kill his sister’s meth-head boyfriend or were we all trolled?

Redditor Naratto posted a ‘Confession Bear’ meme in the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit entitled “Finally have the guts to say it”, admitting to killing his sister’s abusive, meth addict boyfriend. He wrote: ‘My sister had an abusive meth addict boyfriend. I killed him with his own drugs while he was unconscious and they ruled it as an overdose.’

The ‘Confession Bear’ meme is popular amongst Redditors because they use it to post harmless confessions that they’d be ashamed of saying with their real credentials. However, when Naratto’s post went live, it had generated quite a discussion as many others were interested to find out the details of the so-called murder, just as much as they still want to see what is inside ‘the safe’.

Of course Reddit’s CSI team has already started their own investigations, unearthing tons of information about the user including links to his Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace accounts. They also found his real name, date of birth, employer, and location. Many Redditors then proceeded to report him to the FBI.

After receiving a bit too much heat, Naratto posted this.

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along with this follow up South Park ‘You’re gonna have a bad time’ meme.

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Some users questioned the legitimacy of the claim, citing that the method of murder was actually taken from season one of TV show Dexter, along with Breaking Bad. They also found it strange that he used his real Reddit account rather than a ‘throwaway’ to post such incriminating details.

On the other hand, he shut down all his social networking accounts (including the one on Reddit), which made users a bit suspicious.

Another user, lionheart1610k, posted more information about him on Sunday, saying:

“I’m not gonna post his personal info on here; the guy who did that got his posts mod-deleted.

“But a ton of people saw it while it was up there (and have screenshots). His post history had his middle name and his birthday, plus his job history and military rank, as well as a ton of info about where he lived. A couple people googled his user name and found a steam profile with the same info and a FULL NAME which matched an FB profile and a number of other profiles.

“He upvoted the info himself saying he didn’t give a fuck, but then backpedaled, deleted all his stuff, closed his FB account, etc.”

It’s still hard to tell whether Naratto pulled one of the biggest troll stunts on Reddit, or if he had a Sudden Clarity Clarence moment, resulting in him disappearing  from the Internet. The FBI hasn’t commented about the situation yet.

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