Criminal Justice

Suspect is arrested after 'liking' police department's riot photo


Police in Huntington Beach, Calif., say they arrested a man suspected of defacing squad cars during a July 28 disturbance after he “liked” a photo of himself from the scene posted on the department’s Facebook page.

The police department posted photos of several unidentified suspects from the rioting that followed a surfing tournament, report the Los Angeles Times, NBC Southern California, LAIst and the Associated Press. Luis Enrique Rodriguez, 18, of Anaheim, was arrested for vandalism after he “liked” his own photo, police say.

Rodriguez is accused of writing “f— the pigs” on police cars. “Mr. Rodriguez, apparently proud of his actions, ‘liked’ the Huntington Beach Police Department’s picture #15,” according to a police department update on Facebook. He “shared it with his friends, which was noticed by numerous fans of our Facebook page and a series of tips leading to his identification.”

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