Crime and Punishment

Fugitive Accused of 4 Murders Tracked Down Through Facebook

The Glendale police worked with the LAPD to track Mr. Rodriguez down. (Facebook)

An alleged four-time murderer was featured on America’s Most Wanted, but it was Facebook that ultimately led to his arrest.

A police officer in Glendale, CA tracked down one of the LAPD’s most wanted fugitives after spotting him in various Facebook photos, the L.A. Times reports. The fugitive, Eduardo Rodriguez, has reportedly been on the run for around 12 years, and stands accused of four murders and two attempted murders, all related to gang activity. Read More

When Cops Tweet

Police Tweeted Request for a Crime Free Night So They Could Enjoy MLB Playoff Game, It Worked

It was a good night for Kansas City. (Wikipedia)

Kansas City Royal fans have waited 29 years to watch their team make another post-season appearance, so when the opportunity presented itself last night, they were determined to see it.

To ensure that they’d be able to fully enjoy the game, the Kansas City Police took to Twitter to kindly ask that the people of their city drive safely and refrain from committing any crimes during the game. Read More

Crime and Punishment

Man Arrested For Sexting Cop With Lingerie Selfies

Mr. Kirleis. (Collier County Sheriff's Office)

A 30-year-old Florida man was arrested on Sunday morning after sending a slew of lewd selfies to an unsuspecting cop.

The man, Paul Kirleis, first called 9-1-1 to report a suspicious vehicle, Wink News reports. A police officer returned the call on his department-issued cell phone. Mr. Kirleis allegedly followed up by texting the cop six times, and then sending him naked and lingerie-clad selfies. Read More

And Then He Pinned Me

Cops Now Pinning Mugshots to Pinterest Because the Police Can Be Aspirational Too

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Few social networks are as adroit at triggering man’s aspirational impulse as Pinterest. Of course, different people covet different things. In the case of police departments in fourteen cities–including Pottstown, Penn., Kansas City, Mo. and now Philadelphia–Buzzfeed reports that cops are using Pinterest to advertise what want to catch: criminals. Read More