Kids, don’t try this at home . . . or if you’re a dumbass!
Covered by CBS affiliate WKYT, 26-year-old Christina Lynn Bratcher thought it would be a brilliant idea to post taunts on the official Richmond police department Facebook page. At the time, Bratcher was wanted for questioning in regards to a shoplifting incident at a nearby Walmart. Richmond police use the department Facebook page to post information about various arrests and crimes as well as ask the community for help with identifying suspects shown in security video footage or stills from the video feed.
In this case, Richmond police had specifically posted Bratcher’s picture on the page along with details about the shoplifting incident in which $117 of merchandise was stolen from the retail store. When Bratcher discovered the post on the Facebook page, she immediately started posting angry comments directed toward the police and members of the community that had left a comment. Specifically, she posted “Catch me if you can,” and “I’ve got mad pants.” The second phrase may have been referring to the merchandise she allegedly shoplifted from Walmart, however footage showed Bratcher wearing shorts or a shirt rather than a pair of pants.
Just a few hours after Bratcher posted on the Richmond police department Facebook page, police officers took her up on her taunt by locating and arresting her. She has been charged with one count of second-degree robbery in addition to two counts of trafficking in a simulated substance. Those charges were related to earlier events uncovered during an undercover investigation by narcotics detectives.