LOL the police are searching my house and I’m hiding in the cabinet don’t tell them haha 😉
That’s probably not the exact message 24-year-old Christopher Wallace sent on Snapchat, but it could’ve been.
Wallace has been arrested and charged after police tracked his location thanks to a series of Snapchat posts he made. Wallace had been wanted by police for some time in connection to a recent burglary. Somerset County, Maine police asked the community to help find Wallace, and they did – by alerting police to a series of Snapchat stories he posted while on the run.
From the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office:
Last night, using the Snapchat app, Wallace posted that he was at his house in Fairfield, which prompted people to call the Sheriff’s Office. Corporal Ritchie Putnam, Deputy Ron Blodgett (from our agency), and two officers from Fairfield Police Department went to the residence. They were given permission to search the house, and initially they did not find Wallace. Here’s where things went bad for him…While the deputies/officers were wrapping up their search, Wallace posted again on Snapchat. This time he posted that the police were searching for him in the house, and that he was hiding in a cabinet. Again, we received phone calls. A search of the kitchen cabinets turned up some food, some pots and pans, and also a pair of feet. The pair of feet just so happened to be attached to a person, and that person was Christopher Wallace. He was removed from the cabinet, and placed under arrest. All of that, brings me to the moral of the story. Always remain humble, my friends.
Sometimes the only response, however lazy, is just lol.
Police arrested a woman at the scene as well, for lying to police when they asked her if anyone was in the house.
Once again, lol.
Image via Somerset County Sheriff’s Office