Wanted fugitive logs onto sheriff’s Facebook page to ‘troll’ (and then gets caught)
Dustin McCombs was labeled “Creep of the Week” by the Jeff Co. Sheriff’s Office.When McCombs found out about his image appearing on the Sheriff’s Facebook page he decided to go to the page and begin to “troll” the police by leaving comments practically asking them to “come get me if you can”
If you’re facing arrest, it’s rarely a good idea to provoke the police on your tail. After being exhibited on the Facebook page of the Sheriff’s Office in Jefferson County, Alabama, Dustin McCombs, charged with ‘rape by force,’ logged on to taunt his pursuers with a barrage of comments.
The administrator of the public page tried to persuade McCombs to turn himself in, BuzzFeed reported. But it failed so the controller also asked him to communicate privately, however McCombs refused to communicate by private email, too. McCombs insisted on the Facebook page that he is innocent and would only surrender once he had a lawyer.
The incident got instant attention from popular blogs like Gizmodo
; the story then went viral as people shared the conversation with friends across Facebook. The comments were erased and his image was removed by the Sheriff’s Office from their Facebook page but not before people took screen shots of the page: McCombs was later arrested in Ohio, presumably after law enforcement officials traced his internet address. “Good thing I moved out of state.” McCombs joked, apparently using his real name.
This does bring up a good question though; do you think it’s okay for the police to label people “Creep of the Week” when that person has not yet been found guilty? Regardless, picking on a police agency and trolling their page with a “catch me if you can” is never a good idea when they are on your tail. – Daily Mail