GRPD gets creative on social media to find crooks

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids used social media to identify a "stud muffin" last week.

Grand Rapids police were looking for the person who stole money from a tip jar at a movie theater. The surveillance images they had showed the suspect wearing a shirt with the word "stud" over a picture of a muffin, so when they posted it on Facebook and Twitter, they captioned it, "Recognize this 'stud muffin'?"

Someone did. The suspect hasn't been arrested, but police now know his name..

It's not the only time the Grand Rapids Police Department has turned to social media to solve a petty crime. Police say they can get the community engaged using Facebook and Twitter.

"People could look at pictures all day. When you can add a little bit of realism to it, maybe tie in a quote that people can relate to … it might draw their attention a little bit more," GRPD Sgt. Cathy Williams told 24 Hour News 8 Tuesday.

Full story: WOOD TV


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