A Georgia man was recently arrested after commenting on a sheriff’s office Facebook post listing the area’s “most wanted fugitives” and drawing perhaps too much attention to himself.
Christopher Spaulding, himself a wanted fugitive but not on the list, asked the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) in the comment section of the post: “How about me?”
“You are correct, you have two warrants, we are on the way,” the RCSO replied.
Rockland police later apprehended Spaulding for two active warrants — both for violating probation.
“Our top 10 is compiled based off of the severity of the charges only. By not being on this list does not mean our Fugitive Unit is not looking for you if you have an active warrant,” Rockland County police later added.
“We appreciate you for your assistance in your capture!” the RCSO joked in the follow-up post.
“Special thanks to our Fugitive Unit for being active and efficiently apprehending Mr. Spaulding.”
“What a good civilian! I hope he was rewarded for helping you guys out!” one user joked.
Others tried to find a motive for the man’s inexplicable action.
“When it’s winter and you’re tired of paying bills, rent and buying groceries,” a netizen commented.
Perhaps Spaulding just wanted a few seconds of internet fame, but we will never know for sure.