A viral posts claims a Chicago police officer posted a selfie to a suspect’s Facebook after eluding him on pursuit
Rashad Coleman posted the image that has since been shared over 90,000 times
Two other social media accounts have posted the same image with almost identical stories
The officer in the viral image is not wearing a uniform or badge that matches any of the claimed locations
A picture on Facebook has gone viral after a Chicago police officer supposedly used a suspect’s phone to post a picture to his Facebook with a message.
On March 11, the officer allegedly took a mirror selfie in uniform and posted it to Rashad Coleman’s Facebook. The caption read, “Hey Rashad Coleman you dropped your phone earlier running from me, you can pick it up at 26th California.” The location given is the Cook County Department of Corrections.
On March 12, Coleman shared out his Snapchat on Facebook. The taunting caption read, “#Still out here.. CPDK.” CPDK stands for Chicago Police Department Killers.
Since being posted, the image has been shared over 90,000 times and received over 18,000 comments. Since the viral attention, the same image is now popping up on other social media accounts.
Instagram user “mariahthebeauty_” posted the image to her account on March 12. The caption read, “Hey @mariahthebeauty_ you dropped your phone earlier running from me. You can pick it up at the 26th Ave North precinct.” The image received over 9,000 likes.
Later on the 12, Facebook user Sean Jones posted the image to his account. The caption with his picture read, “Hey Sean Jones you dropped your phone earlier running from me, you can pick it up at 4501 Elmore Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507.” Jones’ post has been shared over 6,000 times.
Four hours after Jones posted the image to his account, he did the same as Coleman and posted his Snapchat. There was no caption with Jones’ Snappchat post.
While Coleman’s picture was the first to go online, the officer in the picture is not wearing a Chicago Police Department uniform or badge. CPD officers wear a light blue uniform with a clear five-point badge. The officer in the picture is wearing a uniform that does not match the New York Police Department or the Anchorage Police Department.
All three viral posts appear to be frauds. The officer in the picture has yet to be identified, but chances are these are not the last of the phones this officer is going to find if the Internet welcomes this newest form of viral fuckery.