35-year-old Wayne Esmonde wanted on an assault warrant, replied to a Facebook post by the South Wales Police Department this week, seeking information on his whereabouts.Esmonde wrote.
“I am him. Not a very flattering mugshot,” “I’d appreciate it if you’d take this post down. Innocent until proven guilty and all that.”He said he would consult with his attorney and subsequently surrendered on the charge, the BBC reported.
Following his surrender,the police department obliged and removed the photo from Facebook. However, the media attention generated by the unusual arrest brought far more exposure than the original post.