Connecticut suspect makes deal to turn himself in if his ‘wanted’ poster gets 15,000 Facebook likes
Cops in Connecticut are hoping a suspect wanted for twice failing to report to court will honor a deal to turn himself in if his wanted poster gets 15,000 likes.
“Here’s an interesting one,” the Torrington Police Department wrote on Facebook. “Jose Simms negotiated with me earlier this week and has agreed to turn himself in to Torrington Police if we can get 15,000 ‘likes’ on this post.”
A call to the station was not returned though Lt. Brett Johnson was identified as the officer to speak to about Simms’ alleged agreement. The fugitive is accused of twice failing to appear in court and has seven warrants out for his arrest. His alleged crimes include child endangerment, several motor vehicle violations and violating a protective order.
According to cops, Simms wanted police to help him get 20,000 likes, but they talked him down to 15,000. The count was just below 8,000 midway through Thursday afternoon.
“It will be difficult, but is doable,” the posting concedes. “Let’s get it!”
Pictured alongside Simms in the Facebook posting is a wanted poster for 36-year-old Kristopher Waananen, whom police say also missed a court appearance. He’s accused of various moving violations.