Police searching for wanted man sends social media into an uproar

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By stefan armitage

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A wanted man's image has gone viral after being shared by police on social media.

Platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become crucial in helping police departments all over the world catch criminals. All it takes is one post and - bam - the information can be shared with millions of people and lead to helpful information being submitted.

This was not the case for the Murray River Police District in New South Wales, Australia.

On Tuesday (September 27), officials from the department took to its social media pages to reveal that they were looking for a man by the name of Jaimes Sutton, and were appealing to the public for any assistance in tracking him down.

Along with a mugshot of Sutton, the brief post simply read: "Jaimes SUTTON, is wanted on an outstanding warrant. He is known to frequent the Deniliquin area.

"If you have any information please contact Deniliquin Police Station on 03 5881 9299, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000."

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Credit: Murray River Police District/Facebook

9News Melbourne has since added that Sutton was due to appear in court earlier this month after being released on bail on assault and property damage charges.

Amazingly, the post has received plenty of responses from social media users - however, very few of them are actually useful in helping to catch the guy.

Instead, many social media users found themselves distracted by the fact that Sutton has the majority of his face tattooed - including the word 'BEAST' written in huge block letters on his forehead. The post has already received hundreds of shares and reactions (far more than any other recent post on the department's page), but with comments disabled, social media users had to take to Twitter to share their thoughts on the mugshot.

Sharing a link to a report regarding Sutton, one Twitter user joked: "When your toddler gets hold of a permanent marker."

A second sarcastically joked: "Surely he will blend in with society easy, making it hard to find!"

"I’m gonna need a description if you want my help to find him," a third added.

One curious social media user commented: "Imagine how good the BEAST would look when it gets filled in with sunburn".

Others questioned if Sutton could take up a disguise in order to help evade the police, with one person tweeting: "Disguising himself with a wig is just not going to cut it."

One person even made up a suggestion of what Sutton could look like if he opts to grow some facial hair to help change up his appearance:

Regardless of the many, many jokes, if you do have any information that could be of any assistance to the Murray River Police District, please do get in contact.

Featured image credit: Murray River Police District/Facebook

Police searching for wanted man sends social media into an uproar

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

A wanted man's image has gone viral after being shared by police on social media.

Platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become crucial in helping police departments all over the world catch criminals. All it takes is one post and - bam - the information can be shared with millions of people and lead to helpful information being submitted.

This was not the case for the Murray River Police District in New South Wales, Australia.

On Tuesday (September 27), officials from the department took to its social media pages to reveal that they were looking for a man by the name of Jaimes Sutton, and were appealing to the public for any assistance in tracking him down.

Along with a mugshot of Sutton, the brief post simply read: "Jaimes SUTTON, is wanted on an outstanding warrant. He is known to frequent the Deniliquin area.

"If you have any information please contact Deniliquin Police Station on 03 5881 9299, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000."

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Credit: Murray River Police District/Facebook

9News Melbourne has since added that Sutton was due to appear in court earlier this month after being released on bail on assault and property damage charges.

Amazingly, the post has received plenty of responses from social media users - however, very few of them are actually useful in helping to catch the guy.

Instead, many social media users found themselves distracted by the fact that Sutton has the majority of his face tattooed - including the word 'BEAST' written in huge block letters on his forehead. The post has already received hundreds of shares and reactions (far more than any other recent post on the department's page), but with comments disabled, social media users had to take to Twitter to share their thoughts on the mugshot.

Sharing a link to a report regarding Sutton, one Twitter user joked: "When your toddler gets hold of a permanent marker."

A second sarcastically joked: "Surely he will blend in with society easy, making it hard to find!"

"I’m gonna need a description if you want my help to find him," a third added.

One curious social media user commented: "Imagine how good the BEAST would look when it gets filled in with sunburn".

Others questioned if Sutton could take up a disguise in order to help evade the police, with one person tweeting: "Disguising himself with a wig is just not going to cut it."

One person even made up a suggestion of what Sutton could look like if he opts to grow some facial hair to help change up his appearance:

Regardless of the many, many jokes, if you do have any information that could be of any assistance to the Murray River Police District, please do get in contact.

Featured image credit: Murray River Police District/Facebook