100 Retweets, 'and I'll Shoot Someone'
Los Angeles man arrested after threat on Twitter
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2014 12:17 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A really bad joke (we hope) on Twitter has landed a Los Angeles man in jail. Police arrested 20-year-old Dakkari McAnuff on suspicion of making criminal threats after he allegedly promised to shoot a random stranger in exchange for 100 retweets. Police say McAnuff posted multiple photos on Twitter showing a rifle pointed out a window toward the street, along with the caption, "100 RTs and I'll shoot someone walking," reports KTLA. (His Twitter account is down, but LAist has a cached version of one such tweet via local news.) Police tracked the account to McAnuff and arrested him at his home. The gun turned out to be an air rifle, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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iq145
Mar 16, 2014 2:31 PM CDT
Twitter and Farcebook are nothing but trouble. Jerks can't help being jerks. This was another loser kid looking for the "instant fame" that modern technology can offer...
DeathRace2000
Mar 16, 2014 9:31 AM CDT
I think it was actually pretty interesting, at least from the meta-perspective. I wonder how many people actually RT'd that, not knowing if he was joking or that that wasn't a real gun? I think that number would tell us a lot about people.
TwoSheds
Mar 15, 2014 8:20 PM CDT
Could put out an eye with that thing!