Fugitive replies to own wanted post on FB, tells police he’s surrendering


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  • Saturday, 08 Dec 2018

RICHLAND (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): One man from Richland, Washington in the United States managed to get on the good side of the city’s police department after he responded to their recent wanted post of him on Facebook.

The Richland WA Police Department took to their official Facebook page last Nov. 28 (Nov. 29 in the Philippines), where they posted a picture of Anthony Akers, the man in question.

“Wanted Wednesday!” the police department wrote. “Anthony Akers (38) is wanted by the Department of Corrections for Failure to Comply.”

Just a day after the post was made, Akers took to the comments section where he told the authorities to calm down.

“Calm down, I’m going to turn myself in,” he said.

The police department replied back the following day, on Nov. 30, and told him he could give them a call should he need a ride to the police department.

“Hey Anthony! We haven’t seen you yet. Our business hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday,” said the Richland WA Police Department. “Of course if you need a ride you can call non-emergency (509-628-0333) and we will pick you up.”

Akers swiftly replied on the same day, telling the police he was just tying up some loose ends.

“Richland WA Police Department thank you, tying up a couple loose ends since I will probably be in there for a month,” he said. “Should be in there in the next 48 hours.”

Akers, however, did not show up and on Dec. 3, the police department once again took to their Facebook wondering where Akers could be.

“Morose Monday. Dear Anthony, is it us? Last Wednesday we reached out to you as ‘wanted,'” the police department wrote. “You replied and even said you were going to turn yourself in. We waited, but you didn’t show. After you stood us up, we reached out again — this time offering you a ride. You replied and said you needed 48 hours.”

Akers’ being a no-show clearly disappointed the authorities, as they said, “We are beginning to think you are not coming. Please call us anytime and we will come to you.”

Akers, once more, replied to their post on the same day, promising for the last time he would arrive the next day.

“[It’s] not you [it’s] me. I obviously have commitment issues,” he said. “I apologize for standing you up, but let me make it up to you. I will be there no later [than] lunchtime tomorrow.”

He also promised them that if he does not make it by lunchtime, he would call them for a ride to assist him.

“Thank you in advance to your response if you are patiently giving me another chance with us, I know I don’t deserve it. P.S. You’re beautiful.”

Akers this time was true to his word. On Dec. 4, he commented a picture of him by the elevator inside what appears to be the police department.

He quipped, “Here for our date sweetheart.” – Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network

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