Wanted Criminal Taunts Police On Facebook, Promises To Turn Himself In for 1,000 Shares

A wanted man on the run is using Facebook to taunt a local police department. The criminal challenged police to get 1,000 shares on their next post and he would turn himself in. The police won the bet, but now the criminal is nowhere to be found.

The man's Facebook account says his name is 'Champagne Torino', though it's safe to assume that's a pseudonym. Police call him 'Michael'. He keeps appearing on the Facebook page of the Redford Township Police Department of Michigan to tease the officers.

'Michael' first popped up on a home invasion post and began trolling the cops.

"You guys suck," Michael wrote on October 6.

"Michael, given your veiled threats to residents and officers on other threads, and your inability to engage in constructive dialogue on this page, this is your one warning. If it continues you will be blocked."

Michael doesn't want to be blocked, though. He clearly wants attention, despite the fact that he has several arrest warrants against him, according to the police.

But he tried to play it cool. "Yeah, I'm not worried about it."

Then Michael threw the police a challenge. "If you're next post gets a thousand shares I'll turn myself in along with a dozen doughnuts," he writes. "And that's a promise."

"And I'll pick up every piece of litter around all your public schools let's see if you can get those shares," he adds.

Challenge accepted. In the next post, the police department representative sarcastically wrote, "Donuts!!!! He promised us donuts! You know how much we love Donuts! Help us win this challenge and clean up blight in Redford at the same time! It’s as easy as a SHARE of this post.”

The post reached 1,000 shares in just an hour. Within days it reached over 4,000 shares.

On Monday and Tuesday, police waited for Michael to be good to his word and show up with doughnuts in hand, but he mysteriously went silent.

The officers decided to update the spectators on Facebook.

"It is amazing the support we get from the community," they wrote. "Mr. "Torino" gave us a challenge. That challenge was accepted. He may or may not be a man of his word. It is our experience everyone gets caught at some point. He has drawn a lot of attention to himself, and that makes it hard to hide from reality. The important thing to be seen here is the support of the community, and the desire to help. Our jobs would be next to impossible without that partnership. 1000 shares in just over an hour! While this was fun, it was also educational. Thank you."

It's amazing how social media brings everyone closer, including police and wanted criminals. Michael may be playing cat and mouse with the cops right now, but he should remember that he is actually the mouse, and not in the best position to tease.

Source: The Huffington Post
Photo: YouTube

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