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Suspect in shoot-for-retweets case faces criminal threats charges

March 14, 2014|By Ruben Vives

The 20-year-old man who was arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot someone on a Los Angeles street in exchange for 100 retweets now faces charges of making criminal threats.

Dakkari Dijon McAnuff, who remains in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail, was arrested Wednesday after Los Angeles police were tipped off to a photo he allegedly posted on Twitter that shows what appears to be a rifle, complete with a scope, pointed down at a city street.

The caption on the photo pledges: “100 [retweets] and I’ll shoot someone walking.”

LAPD investigators were able to link McAnuff to the Twitter account -- which has since been taken down -- 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 McAnuff’s home.

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 (800) 222-8477.

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ruben.vives@latimes.com

Twitter: @latvives

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