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LAPD: Man who threatened to shoot someone for 100 retweets arrested

Los Angeles Police Department

A 20-year-old man who allegedly threatened to shoot someone in exchange for 100 retweets and publish it on Twitter has been arrested, Los Angeles Police Department officials said Thursday.

Dakkari Dijon McAnuff, of Los Angeles, was booked Wednesday on suspicion of making criminal threats, police said. He remained in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The investigation began Wednesday morning when LAPD officers were notified about a photo on Twitter.

The photo shows a rifle pointed at a Los Angeles street with the caption “100 [retweets] and I’ll shoot someone walking.” 

LAPD investigators were able to link McAnuff to the Twitter account and track it to a home in the 700 block of 9th Street in the downtown area.

Police later determined the weapon was an air rifle, which was recovered from McAunuff’s home.

McAnuff's Twitter account has since been taken down. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact LAPD Central Division Detectives at (213) 972-1203. Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at (1-800) 222-8477.

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