Man Threatens To Shoot A Passerby For 100 Retweets

Twitter Shooting for Retweets

A 20 year old man from the Los Angeles area who publicly stated that he would shoot someone in return for 100 retweets has been arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Dakkari Dijon McAnuff from Los Angeles, California was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of making murder threats. He is currently in jail on a $50,000 bail.

The photo that McAnuff had originally posted on Twitter, before his whole account got taken down by officials, showed a rifle pointed at a street with the caption:

“100 [retweets] and I’ll shoot someone walking.”

After being notified about the photo Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department started an investigation and tracked McAnuff through his Twitter account, to his home in the downtown Los Angeles area.

Police later discovered that the alleged weapon was an air rifle, however, he is still in trouble for the post itself.

Police are requesting that anyone with information about the incident contact LAPD Central Division Detectives at (213) 972-1203. Anonymous tips can also be called into Crime Stoppers at (1-800) 222-8477.

Kevin Park

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