If there’s a warrant out for your arrest because you’re accused of rape, it’s probably best not to taunt the cops who are after you. But that good advice escaped Dustin McCombs, who was happy to toy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department on the department’s Facebook page.
When the JeffCo Sheriff’s Department named McCombs a “Creep of the Week” on their Facebook page and noted that he was wanted for rape by force, McCombs took to posting.
“[A]nd good thing I moved out of state,” McCombs wrote. His posting prompted the JeffCo Sheriff’s Dept. to remind McCombs that the long arm of the law is indeed long enough to reach into other states.
After some more back-and-forth in which McCombs asked if he could turn himself in in St. Clair county — “since tahts where the warrant is, i hear its nicer over there” [sic] — and called his accuser a liar, the JeffCo sheriffs suggested to Dustin that he shouldn’t be talking about his case online.
The conversation appears to have been deleted — McCombs no longer appears in the sheriff department’s “Creep of the Week” album — but thankfully somebody on the Internet caught a screenshot of the conversation and Gizmodo managed to save about 12 pictures.
UPDATE: An earlier version of this story credited the website Gawker.com for saving a dozen photos of McCombs’ Facebook chat. The website was actually Gizmodo. The story has been revised to refer to Gizmodo.