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Facebook taunt lands woman in jail

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Taunts from criminals come with most jobs in law enforcement according to Richmond Assistant Police Chief, Bob Mott.

But, what he saw on the department's Facebook page this week surprised him a little.

It was a taunt from suspected shoplifter, Christina Bratcher, 26.

She said "Catch me if you can and I got mad pants."

"When she's talking about mad pants, I don't know what she means," said Mott.

It looks more like she has no pants in a still photo taken from the scene of the alleged crime.

The whole thing started at the Richmond Wal-Mart on July 22, when police say Bratcher tried to get away with more than $100 worth of merchandise.

When confronted by a store employee, they say, Bratcher pushed him and then ran out of the store.

She now faces a 2nd degree robbery charge in addition to two misdemeanor charges for trafficking in a simulated substance.

Mott says Bratcher's bold response on Facebook only shows how much the site has helped them nab criminals.

He notes, in the past, criminals have sent direct messages taunting police.

But, this is the first instance, according to Mott, in which a Facebook 'friend' has written on the department's public wall.


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