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Wanted man taunts Michigan police department on Facebook

October 9, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Wanted man taunts Michigan police department on Facebook

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A wanted man who was being sought after on ‘existing warrants’ mocked a police department in Michigan on Facebook by proposing to turn himself in if their next post could get 1,000 shares.

The post that followed from the Redford Police Department on Friday received over 1,000 shares. The accused, who goes by Champagne Torino on Facebook, has still not turned himself in.

The conflict between Torino and the Redford Police Department started on Friday.

The police department wrote a post about a home invasion. Torino commented: “You guys suck!”

The dispute began on Oct. 6 when Torino commented on a Police press release on their Facebook page. (Screenshot) (Photo: Screenshot)

It seems that this is not the first time Torino has posted about the department.

Its reply said: “Michael, given your threats on other threads, and your inability to engage in constructive dialogue on this page, this is your warning. If it continues, you will be blocked.”

Later that day, Torino sent a private message to the department’s Facebook account.

Screenshots posted by the agency revealed that he wrote: “If you’re (sic) next post gets a thousand shares I’ll turn myself in with a dozen doughnuts. That’s a promise.”

The dispute began on Oct. 6 when Torino commented on a Police press release on their Facebook page. (Screenshot) (Photo: Screenshot)

Torino sent the department a private Facebook message promising to turn himself in on his ‘existing warrants’ and to bring doughnuts if the department’s next post was to receive 1,000 shares

The next post from the department stated: ‘CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!’ as it detailed the situation. The post continued: “As you can see if we have this post SHARED 1000 times, he will turn himself into RTPD on his warrants, clean up blight on public school property, and bring us a dozen donuts. Donuts!!!! You know how much we love Donuts!”

As of Sunday, the post has been shared nearly 4,000 times. It reached 1,000 shares in a just over an hour on Friday.

In a follow-up post, the department said: ‘It is amazing the support we get from the community. Torino gave us a challenge. and was accepted. He may not be a man of his word. It is our experience everyone gets caught. He has drawn a lot of attention to himself, that makes it hard to hide. The thing to be seen here is the support of the community.”

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