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Suspect photos online after out of control celebrations

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

As life returns to normal from the big UK Championship win, police continue to search for people who used the team's Final Four run as a chance to vandalize the city.

Now investigators are getting results posting pictures of wanted people online.

The website is called idthisperson.com. Lexington Police began uploading pictures over the weekend of people they say took part in illegal activities following Saturday's game against in state rival, Louisville.

"At this point we have not made any arrests, but what we have received we've received a lot of tips," said Sherelle Roberts, Lexington Police Spokeswoman.

"We're seeing a couple of different things," Roberts said. "We're seeing people, who say, that's Johnny Come Lately, and I know him. We've also had individuals call and say, that's me, but I didn't do anything wrong."

Roberts said they're following up on all tips and leads. The suspects are accused of everything from, throwing bottles at police officers to setting a car on fire.

"People were thinking, I'm having fun, maybe my fun is getting a little bit out of control, but they'll never find me. And the fact is, we are finding them, we are tracking them down and we are going to arrest them," Roberts said.

Police are also using social networking sites like Facebook and twitter, to locate and identify others involved in illegal activities during the celebrations.

"Some of these were not random. We do believe people were using social networking sites to organize these bad deeds."

Very soon, police will begin uploading photos obtained during and after Monday's game and celebration that followed.

Anyone who goes to the website idthisperson.com and helps police identify someone in the photos is eligible for a cash reward.


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