Authorities in South Carolina used a suspect’s Facebook page to share a snarky update following a foot pursuit last week.
“Hi Shawn, you lost your phone while running from the police,” a post Friday on Shawn Hagan’s social media profile stated.
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office encouraged him to contact the agency if he wanted to retrieve the property.
As Fox News reported, deputies were able to post to the suspect’s account by logging in through his cellphone.
The department further addressed the issue on its own Facebook page.
“Does anyone know Shawn Hagan?” the post began. “(Not asking for a friend) We would really like to return his phone.”
The sardonic post further advised him to “secure all valuables before running” from the cops again.
According to The State, authorities were able to track down the suspect on Saturday.
After he again attempted to evade deputies, they were able to apprehend him and place him under arrest.
He was reportedly booked into jail on suspicion of criminal counts including possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
The sheriff’s office once again used Facebook to provide an update in the case.
Its initial post was shared thousands of times and resulted in tips officials say were pivotal in finding the suspect.
“Thanks to the many tips we received on Facebook, Berkeley County deputies were able to apprehend 30-year-old Shawn Anderson Hagan,” the agency wrote.
“Hagan will be facing charges for the initial fleeing as well as drug charges,” the post concluded.
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