Josephine Garczynski aka Josephine King asks her father to take photos of her while being arrested to share on social media. Fame at any cost.
skewed perceptions of fame and getting one’s name out there. Case in point, Wisconsin teen girl, Josephine Garczynski who demanded her father take pictures of her during a recent arrest so she could later post them on Facebook.
Matters came to the fore after the 18 year old teen along with her boyfriend, Curtis Britton, 27, both of Sheboygan, were charged Wednesday with armed robbery as a party to a crime in connection to a March 5 incident after Garczynski chatted online with a man she knew to ‘meet and hang out,’ according to a criminal complaint obtained by MySheboygan.com.
Once at the location, the victim entered Garczynski’s car, where Britton jumped into the backseat and held a gun to the man’s head before taking his wallet and cellphone.
Garczynski was identified through her Facebook alias ‘Josephine King’ and later located her at her father’s home, where she told cops she met someone she knew from Facebook the night before, while conceding she’d planned the meet to steal the man’s marijuana.
‘She stated her intent was to take [the victim’s] stuff,’ according to the criminal complaint. ‘She said she was trying to set him up and said she had $250 that she wanted to buy weed from him … However, Josephine stated her intent was not to pay, but rather to steal the marijuana and ultimately sell it to make money.’
Garczynski was then placed under arrest and asked if she could put on a bra, according to the criminal complaint. Officers accompanied her to a bathroom in her father’s home, where she began singing ‘Free Josephine. She then had an unusual request after exiting the bathroom.
‘While officers were in the process of handcuffing Josephine, Josephine began asking her father to take pictures of her being handcuffed,’ the criminal complaint reads. ‘She said she wanted to put the photos on Facebook.’
If convicted of armed robbery as a party to a crime, a felony, Garczynski and Britton face up to 40 years in prison. Britton was also charged with bail jumping in connection to a felony charge of drug possession with intent to deliver near a jail and could face an additional two years in prison if convicted, according to the criminal complaint. It’s unclear if they’ve hired attorneys or for that matter any public relation agents.