Social media is not just for your extended family to post vacation pics or for that one chick you went to high school with to post about her recent larping escapades.
Police departments have also utilized social networks to help the public catch criminals.
And recently, the Richland, WA Police Department posted a wanted poster for a criminal for “failure to comply.”
Little did they know, they wouldn’t be needing any civilians to help on this one — because the wanted man himself helped.
After the department announced they were searching for one Anthony Akers for failure to comply — Anthony commented on their post.
Anthony, 38, commented on how he was going to turn himself in.
And to make it even easier for Anthony, the department responded with business hours.
They even offered Anthony a ride to the station if he needed one.
Sounds like someone is getting a beaming Yelp review.
But it wasn’t smooth sailing just yet.
He shared how he needed to “tie up a couple of loose ends” before he could turn himself in.
And while we are not sure what that entails exactly, it left the department asking questions.
And Anthony was truthful in his answer. Saying:
“Dear RPD, it’s not you, it’s me. I obviously have commitment issues. I apologize for standing you up, but let me make it up to you. I will be there no later than lunchtime tomorrow, I know you have no reason to believe me after what I did to you, but I promise that if I don’t make it on my own by lunchtime tomorrow, I will call for a ride to assist me with my commitment issues. Thank you in advance to your response if you are patiently giving me another chance with us, I know I don’t deserve it. P.s. You’re beautiful.”
And if you are not already cry-laughing, the department took it one step further and issued a public statement saying how they just got ‘ghosted’ by Anthony.
“Morose Monday. Dear Anthony, is it us? Last Wednesday, we reached out to you as “wanted.” Your replied and even said you were going to turn yourself in. We waited, but you didn’t show. After you stood us up, we reached out again – this time, offering you a ride. You replied and said you needed 48 hours. The weekend came and went. We are beginning to think you are not coming. Please call us anytime and we will come to you.”
But Anthony finally did turn himself in.
The post has since gotten over 1,000 likes along with 300 shares and counting.
“FREE ANTHONY,” “GoFundMe for Anthony,” “Legend,” “Golden,” “How do I put money on his books?” and my personal favorite, “Cannot believe he stood you up, he looked so trustworthy in his profile pics.”
So does this mean his sentence will not be as long?
I mean, you have to admit — this was all pretty funny if you ask me…
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