Oct 18, 2017
Wanted man surrenders after police complete his Facebook challenge
A man who was on the run from police in the US handed himself in after officers completed a challenge he'd set them on Facebook. Michael Zaydel promised to surrender and buy officers doughnuts if Redford Township Police Department got a thousand likes on a post. During the exchanges on Facebook, Michael Zaydel used the alias Champagne Torino but officers soon realised it was him. Police officers at Redford Township Police station then had to wait patiently to see if the 21-year-old criminal would stick to his word. Officer Mansfield said her department doesn't usually use Facebook as a tool to catch criminals but it is open to the idea if it gets results.
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