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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Two men arrested after video posted on Youtube

FRANKLIN

Matthew and John Terrio weren't aware they were doing a screen test that would receive national attention when they purchased items at a Bellingham Home Depot in December.

The duo were caught on store security cameras using a credit card that was allegedly stolen from a local man's car while it was parked at a Franklin gym, said Franklin police officer Bryan Johnson. The Terrios were arrested by Middleboro police Tuesday night and were to be arraigned today on charges from several towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Johnson said.

Franklin Police made the Terrios stars by posting the Bellingham store video on the popular video sharing Web site YouTube. It was an unusual use of technology by local police. Johnson said tips received after posting the video helped to identify the Terrios and connect him to other police departments who also had warrants for their arrest.

-- Alison O'Leary Murray

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