What in the clout chase is going on here? A Connecticut man wanted by local law enforcement in Torrington said he’d only turn himself in if his “wanted” poster on Facebook got 15,000 likes–and they agreed to it!
Bruh said if he’s going down, might as well get something out of it. Now authorities are counting on the power of social media to get 29-year-old suspect Jose Simms behind bars.
“Here’s an interesting one,” the department’s official Facebook account posted today. “Jose Simms…negotiated with me earlier this week (Through Facebook) and has agreed to turn himself in to Torrington Police if we can get 15,000 ‘likes’ on this post (I said 10,000 he wanted 20,000, we split). It will be difficult but is doable. So please, “like” this post, and while you’re at it share it, Tweet it, Instagram it, Snapchat it…or use whatever other platforms are out there that I don’t know about. Then again, if you know where either of these guys are, you could always let us know that too, it’d save everyone from the suspense of the 15K….Let’s get it!!”
Simms’ court records show that he has six cases in Torrington court after his arrests on charges that range from breach of peace and violation of a protective order, to risk of injury to a minor, according to the Hartford Courant.
Simms’ wanted pictures were at 11,000 likes as of Wednesday afternoon. His wanted posters suggest that he has a hard time showing up for court, as he’s being sought for multiple instances of failing to appear. It’s unclear if Simms will actually hold up his end of the bargain or even if the agreement will hold up in court.
Needless to say, the police over in Torrington think it will work.
Roommates, what are your thoughts on this one? Let us know!
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