When most people find out that there’s a warrant for their arrest, they try to lay low. But not 21-year-old Andrew Marcum, who was arrested this week in Butler County, Ohio, after getting into a social media spat with the police.
It all started when the sheriff’s office posted an alert on its Facebook page Monday about Marcum, who was wanted for charges including burglary, abduction and assault, NBC News reports. Here’s the posting:
The first person to comment? Marcum.
“I ain’t tripping half of them don’t even know me,” Marcum allegedly wrote. It’s not clear what that means, but the sheriff’s office Facebook page replied, “If you could stop by the Sheriff’s Office, that’d be great.”
Sheriff Richard Jones then decided to make this a cross-platform affair, sharing the following joke on Twitter:
Authorities were soon able to trace Marcum’s whereabouts and bring him into custody. The sheriff’s office Facebook page certainly got the last laugh: