Idiots, Guns and Social Media Don’t Mix – “100 RT’s and i’ll shoot someone walking”
As the title says, idiots, guns and social media don’t mix.
According to ABC News, a 20 year old Los Angeles man finds himself in jail after sending a tweet. In the tweet, a photo shows a rifle pointing over a busy part of LA.
According to ABC News,
Authorities say Dakkari McAnuff posted photos on Twitter showing a rifle pointed toward L.A. streets, each with the caption “100 RT’s (Re-Tweets) and i’ll shoot someone walking.”
Officers were able to determine the location that the pictures were taken and the identity of the Twitter account user.
Authorities were able to determine the location the tweet was sent from and arrested McAnuff shortly thereafter.
It also turns out the rifle in question was an air rifle (higher end models are certainly more than capable of severely injuring someone).
McAnuff is being held on a $50,000 bond for making criminal threats. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.