More and more police departments are taking to social media these days, asking the community to help them locate wanted persons. You’d be shocked at how many of these wanted persons find it appropriate to comment on police department posts. Most of the time these bold criminals have a catch me if you can message for the cops, and most of the time they can and they do.
Here’s a bit of a twist on that increasingly familiar narrative.
The Butler County, Ohio Sheriff’s office took to Facebook on Monday to discuss Andrew Dale Marcum, who was wanted on numerous charges including burglary, assault, domestic violence, criminal endangering and more.
About four hours after the post went up, Mr. Marcum himself decided to chime in. The Sheriff’s Office, seeing a golden opportunity, though it prudent to ask him to turn himself in. Hey, it’s worth a shot, right?
Well, he did. 10TV in Columbus reports that Marcum did in fact turn himself in. Police confirmed it late Tuesday evening.
I guess he saw this and thought it looked pretty cozy?
Hey Andrew Marcum we've got your room ready… pic.twitter.com/iYkANLD9hZ
— Richard K. Jones (@butlersheriff) March 3, 2015