Photos: Utah police use Facebook in arrest of 7-Eleven 'gangster'
The police claimed back their 'hood'
By PoliceOne Staff
OREM, Utah — Orem police used Facebook to remind wanted persons of the pitfalls of taunting cops on social media, Associated Press reported.
As police were searching for 24-year-old Richard Ramirez, who has multiple warrants, they noticed he posted on Facebook a picture of himself flashing a gang sign in front of a patrol vehicle with the question: "What are this marranos [pigs] doing in my hood they know We keep it Active eFe up."
The department found the suspect and posted to their Facebook a warning for others who wanted to follow suit. In numbered list the department outlines four problems:
“1. We didn't know the 7-11 was your ‘Hood’, which is super gangsta because nothing makes you look tougher than throwing up gangs signs while sipping on a banana and blueberry slurpee.
2. We knew who he was and knew that he had several warrants for his arrest.
3. The City of Orem is our "Hood".
4. "Daaaaaaang Daniel, back at it again with the white vans"
The post is hashtagged with “thepokeyisyournewhood.”
The post garnered 12,000 reactions from Facebook fans and over 4,000 shares.