Meanwhile in Florida: Couple Arrested for Selling Real Estate on the Moon.
Mugshot of couple arrested for selling "Real Estate on the Moon".
Hoax or Fact:
This weird story appearing online with a scary mugshot of pictures states that the couple was arrested in Florida - for selling real estate on the Moon. No, the story is not a fact.
Origin of Story
The current story originated from an article on website celebtricity.com that was published on 27 May 2015 with the same title as the story. Accordingly, the Florida couple Ray “Paw Paw” Tate and his girlfriend Selma B. Withers were arrested by police for selling prime real estate in the Aitken Military Base located on the Moon. However, like mentioned on their contact page information, Celebtricity.com is an entertainment website that publishes satire stories to keep its readers in state of disbelief:
Celebtricity.com is the most notorious entertainment website in the world with the most shocking headlines that is a combination of Real & Satire News to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief.
About the Pictures
The scary looking man and woman seen in the picture that comes with the story, in actuality, are not related. The mugshot on left is the photoshopped picture of a man named Robert Prosser, who was accused of cultivating marijuana and having weapons while under disability. And the woman on right side is a picture used as an example to show the before and after devastating effects of using Meth. See the original pictures in Image Gallery.
In short, the stories saying a couple in Florida were arrested for selling real estate on the Moon is a hoax that originated from a satirical article.