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A selfie has saved a 22-year-old Texas man facing 99 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
Christopher Precopia was stunned when the police showed up at his place of work in September 2017 to arrest him for burglary with the intent to commit other crimes, KVUE reported.
He was taken to Williamstown County Jail and released only after his family posted a $150,000 bond.
Precopia later found out his ex-girlfriend from high school had gone to the cops with a fabricated tale. The accuser said Precopia broke into her home in Temple and sliced an X into her chest with a box cutter.
She would later admit to Temple police that she reported Precopia because she had a rocky relationship with him several years earlier.
On the night of the alleged attack, Precopia was actually 65 miles away at a hotel in Austin with his mom, Erin Precopia.
Luckily, he decided to take a selfie of himself with his family that evening, which he posted on social media.
“By the grace of God, the accuser said it happened on the day when I can say totally, 100%, where he was at,” Erin Precopia said. .
Police finally dropped the charges against him nine months after his arrest, when his lawyer, Rick Flores, took the alibi evidence to Bell County prosecutors. 📷: KVUE