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Dude On Twitter Arrested After Offering To Shoot People For 100 Retweets
Here's good lesson on how you shouldn't post things on Twitter that could land you in jail. The LAPD arrested a man yesterday after he posted a picture of himself aiming a gun with the caption "100 RT's and I shoot someone walking."
Dakkari Dijon McAnuff, 20, was taken into custody after someone alerted the cops to a picture in his Twitter page, the L.A. Times reports. The picture was of a rifle perched atop a building ledge and pointed at the streets below. McAnuff then posted another picture of someone on the ground near what looks like an LAFD truck with the caption "Man down. Mission completed."
McAnuff's account was taken down when he was arrested, but third-party users still have the picture:
McAnuff was traced to his residence at the 700 block of 9th Street in DTLA and promptly arrested, the Times says. Despite the very real look of the gun, the police determined that it was only an airsoft rifle and McAnuff didn't really shoot anyone, according to the L.A. Weekly. So basically, a dumb stunt for retweets landed McAnuff in jail.
He is being held on suspicion of making criminal threats and his bail has been set at $50,000.