By now, we have all probably seen posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media by various forms of law enforcement. These posts typically contain PSAs and occasionally they will urge viewers to keep an eye out for a person of interest.
That’s exactly what happened with the Facebook account of Richland, Washington’s police.
On November 28, the department’s Facebook page posted a picture along with the caption:
“Wanted Wednesday! Anthony Akers (38) is wanted by the Department of Corrections for Failure to Comply. If you have any information please call 509-628-0333.”
Wanted Wednesday! Anthony Akers (38) is wanted by the Department of Corrections for Failure to Comply. If you have any information please call 509-628-0333.Posted by Richland WA Police Department on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
These posts are usually a shot in the dark, but this time was an exception.
Not only did Richland PD receive a tip, but Anthony Akers himself replied, rather cheekily, to the post.
What followed was the most entertaining game of cat and mouse since the invention of social media.
“Richland WA Police Department Dear RPD, its not you, its me. I obviously have commitment issues. I apologize for standing you up, but let me make it up to you. I will be there no later then lunchtime tomorrow, I know you have no reason to believe me after what i did to you, but I promise that if i dont make it on my own by lunchtime tomorrow I will call for a ride to assist me with my commitment issues. Thank you in advance to your response if you are patiently giving me another chance with us, I know i dont deserve it.
P.S. You’re beautful😙”
It continued on Monday with another post by the police department.
Finally, Akers put an end to the chase.
People cannot get over this hilarious courtship between the police and Akers.
Hahahaha 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/fTbP5zdkmY— Seemren MInasky (@SeemrenMakeup) December 6, 2018
Hahaha cool criminal yo 😂 https://t.co/PoHVK9Z3IG— madclown (@madclowon) December 6, 2018
What Akers was wanted for is still a mystery, but at least he finally turned himself in!