36 year old Jason Valdez was approached by police officers attempting to serve him a warrant on drug related offenses. Instead of accepting the warrant, Jason grabbed himself a hostage and holed up in a Utah motel room. During the 16-hour standoff that ensued, Valdez posted status updates to his wall 6 times in an effort to keep his family and friends in the loop. At one point he even posted this picture of him and his hostage, with the caption, “Got a cute ‘hostage’, huh?”
At one point Valdez “popped off a few” when police tried to enter his room, in denial of his requests. Valdez even received some help from his friends, one of who posted on his wall that a SWAT officer was hiding in the bushes outside of the Ogden motel. “Thank you homie,” Valdex replied. “Good looking out.”
Valdez actually picked up 12 friends on Facebook during the encounter, and his wall has since been littered with a flood of messages including, “Dude, you’re an idiot.” His sister has since taken over control of his FB wall and is currently going on a tirade against all the “haters” saying that “only God can judge.”
The encounter ended when authorities forced entry to his room and Valdez shot himself in the chest. He is currently in critical condition. And so we see justice is served once again to a criminal, by his own doing. For the record, Facebook perusal is now
an entire coarse in most criminal investigation schools.