Dumb Criminal Promises To Shoot Someone For 100 Retweets, Is Promptly Arrested

from the how's-your-foot-feel? dept

We've seen dumb criminals do a lot of dumb things with the technology on their fingertips, always resulting in their prompt arrest, because that's how things turn out for dumb criminals. Whether it's sharing the police Facebook post seeking their arrest or college kids celebrating their illegal behavior online, the idea is that for the nefarious criminal, over-sharing can get you into lots of trouble.

But for the idiot criminal who wants to set the record for being the biggest assbag, I'll simply point to Dakkari Dijon McAnuff, who was angry enough at apparently being named after a condiment that he sent out the following tweet:

I'll give you three guesses what happened next, but you'll only need one.

Dakkari Dijon McAnuff, of Los Angeles, was booked Wednesday on suspicion of making criminal threats, police said. He remained in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. The investigation began Wednesday morning when LAPD officers were notified about a photo on Twitter. The photo shows a rifle pointed at a Los Angeles street with the caption "100 [retweets] and I'll shoot someone walking."
I have to say, even though you'll often find me wandering the halls of my workplace muttering under my breath about the ridiculous over-prosecution and punishment in our legal system, $50k bail seems a bit light to me. Perhaps McAnuff was joking, except that his joke wasn't funny, it was a promise to harm people. Perhaps he thought people would realize it was an air rifle (as police later determined) and not a hunting rifle, except that really doesn't make any damned difference. And, to my mind, the kind of person who would send this out for any reason whatsoever isn't the kind of person I trust getting back out on the street without a severely taught lesson applied to him.

Here's to you spending some time in jail, Mr. McAnuff. I want you to think real hard about what you've done, now.

Filed Under: criminals, self-incrimination

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    Crusty the Ex-Clown, 25 Mar 2014 @ 6:15am

    Air rifle?

    A few years ago I did the ballistics calculations for an RWS 9mm air rifle. It was roughly equivalent to a .32 caliber firearm in terms of stopping power, at least at close range.

    My Gamo .177 caliber will bury a lead pellet over an inch in a live maple tree.

    These are not toys - they can kill people.

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