A Facebook Poke Leads to Police Arrest

A Tennessee woman has been arrested for “poking” someone on the Facebook social network.

Shannon D. Jackson was arrested on September 25th for allegedly violating a court order of protection.

Jackson is accused of using a virtual Facebook “poke” to communicate with a Hendersonville woman, which violates a court order of protection, that states “no telephoning, contacting or otherwise communicating with the petitioner.”

Poking is a social networking feature that is unique to Facebook that allows one user to virtually “poke” another user on the popular social network.

Hendersonville, TN police have copies of the page that shows the alleged victim was “poked,” according to a filed affidavit.

If convicted, Shannon D. Jackson could get up to 11 months, 29 days in prison and fined up to $2,500.

Source: Tennessean.com