Man arrested after threatening to shoot someone if receives 100 retweets

Be very careful about what you write on social media....can land you in a whole heap of trouble.

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) recently arrested 20-year-old Dakkari Dijon McAnuf after he used Twitter to make a threat of violence on March 11. Posting a photo of a rifle pointing into a street within Los Angeles on his public Twitter feed, the caption of the photo read “100 RT’s and I’ll shoot someone walking.

Of course, McAnuf was implying that he would shoot indiscriminately at someone in Los Angeles if enough people shared his photo but was not clear whether his comment was made in jest or he was serious about it.

After the LAPD were alerted to the tweet, police were able to determine where the pictures were taken and eventually took McAnuf into custody at his home in downtown Los Angeles. The Twitter account in question, now suspended, can still be seen in Google cache. The photo received over 350 retweets before the account was suspended.

McAnuf also posted a follow-up tweet depicting someone lying down on the ground in front of an emergency vehicle. The caption of that photo read “Man Down. Mission Accomplished.” It’s unclear if that photo was from a real crime scene or simply a prank image to continue the joke.

Upon a search of McAnuf’s home, the police only discovered an air rifle on the premises. It’s likely that was the weapon depicted within the original photo and McAnuf was attempting to joke about shooting someone in the street. Unfortunately for McAnuf, the intent of the original threat has landed him in jail and he’s being held on $50,000 bail at this time.

After announcing the arrest, the Los Angeles Police Department issued a statement encouraging the public to contact the authorities after discovering a similar threat made publicly on a social network.

There are also the ‘trolls’ out there who get a kick out of posting inflammatory messages to provoke others. In their case there is no murky area of right or wrong, what they do is disgusting and they should be tracked down and prosecuted for their actions

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