Miramar

Twitter rape joke to Miami police leads to Miramar teen’s arrest

 

dovalle@MiamiHerald.com

Twitter is rife with crude jokes — but Miami police say a teenager crossed the line when he tweeted the department that “I’m bout to rape a lil girl.”

“You guys I’ve been out here taking little girls and I hear no sirens? Um my avi doesn’t scare you?” the user @5kurrr wrote to Miami’s Twitter page, @MiamiPD.

Cops were not amused. The 15-year-old Miramar boy was arrested and charged with making a false police report, a first-degree misdemeanor, police said Friday.

When confronted, he told detectives he was “just joking.” His avi, or profile photo, showed a silhouetted image of what appeared to be himself.

“Any prudent person would know that these allegations would cause the Miami Police Department or any law enforcement entity to launch a full investigation to rescue the alleged child victims,” Miami Detective Roy Lemus wrote in his arrest warrant.

The teen’s arrest is the second recent Twitter-related arrest in South Florida.

Earlier this month, Miami-Dade detectives arrested a firefighter after he allegedly shared more than a dozen illicit images using Twitter.

Gabriel Diaz, 38, is accused of posting 16 images of underage girls having sex. His lawyer says he did not know the girls were minors.

Social media sites such as YouTube and Facebook prohibit lewd adult images. But Twitter, which allows users to post photos and micro-blog messages of up to 140 characters, does not ban pornographic content.

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