That’s a New One 

Monday, June 27th, 2011

In Utah last week, Jason Valdez was involved in an armed stand-off with police. Terrible, yes, but something which is not as uncommon as we’d like. What made this stand-off different is that Valdez repeatedly made contact with the public via Facebook, even receiving a tip that a SWAT team member was approaching:

At 3:48 a.m., one of Valdez’ friends posted that police had a ‘gun ner in the bushes stay low.” Valdez thanked him in a reply.

As you might expect, authorities are now considering whether Valdez’s Facebook friends should be charged with obstruction of justice.


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