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Man surrenders to police after finding himself on ‘Most Wanted’ list

By Mason White 12:25 PM March 16, 2014
Christopher Viatafa (left) 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A man Googled his name and was surprised to find that he was on the “Most Wanted” criminals list.

Christopher Viatafa, 27, of Palo Alto, California, Googled his name and found a photo of himself on the “Most Wanted” website.

The photo also had a description of the reason he was wanted by police. Viatafa was wanted in connection with a shooting during a private party in the San Leandro Senior Center on East 14 street.

Police said that an argument broke out, and Viatafa pulled a gun and fired several rounds to the ground. Although nobody was hurt, police wanted him for opening fire in a public place.

Viatafa quickly surrendered to the San Leandro police in connection with the shooting. Viatafa told police that he had found his photo on the “Northern California Most Wanted” website, which is reportedly maintained by the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center.

Authorities updated the website and Viatafa’s photo was moved to the “captured fugitives section of the website.”