Business Insider- A Florida State Trooper has confessed to stealing public copies of the University of North Florida campus newspaper — The Spinnaker — to protect a friend charged with video voyeurism. The Spinnaker reports that a security camera caught UNF alumnus and current State Trooper Steven Coppola removing a stack of newspaper from a campus dorm (Coppola is the man on the right in the blue shirt). Over 2,800 copies of the June 12 issue of the Spinnaker have been reported missing. After being identified, Coppola reached out to the Spinnaker to explain his actions, saying that he was trying to protect 25-year-old Joshua Hott, a friend who had been featured in the issue’s Police Beat for “taking video of an 18 year-old male as he was using the restroom.”
Is Steve Coppola being serious right now? Streisand Effect much? There’s only one play in this situation: you don’t steal 3000 copies of a newspaper because the only people who read them are the ones that write for it. Anyone who has ever interacted with someone on the staff of a college paper knows they’re literally the only other people besides this dude that have failed to realize print media is dead and that before this moment no one has ever cared about the June 12th issue of a college newspaper.You do nothing and the problem solves itself. But apparently Steve doesn’t know any of this and because of that now the entire internet knows that his buddy Joshua Hott got arrested for sticking his phone under the door of a stall to snap a picture of a dude taking a shit. That’s just not a good look for anyone.