Trending topics: When a suspect turns to social media


By PoliceOne Staff

For this week’s ‘Trending Topics,’ we take a look at five stories that capture the way social media has changed the world of police investigations, for better and for worse. From the hilarious to the downright bizarre, check out these incidents in which suspects turned to social media and add your thoughts below.

Photos: Suicidal man uses app to document standoff

A four-hour standoff between a suicidal man and police in Texas was documented online through an anonymous sharing app.

   

Fugitive arrested after 'ice bucket challenge' reveals location

Man — wanted for violating terms of his parole — posted a video to Facebook of his try at the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

   

Biker who taunted police with 'catch me' video caught

Motorcyclist raced through traffic at reckless speeds in Texas, then posted a video to Facebook titled "Catch Me If You Can."

Minn. burglar checks Facebook at crime scene, doesn't log out

Burglar failed to log out of Facebook after checking his profile on the homeowner's computer.

Md. man arrested after 'can't catch me' Facebook post

Man saw his wanted poster on the department’s page and responded, “Yall will never catch me.”

   

 

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