We’ve all been there: You get a Facebook notification that your friend posted a photo of you. You cringe when you see it’s the photo you hated. The one you begged him/her not to post after you heard the click.
We’ve all been there — just probably not in the way 34-year-old Monica Hargrove has.
After detectives from the Ohio Columbus Police Department posted unflattering photos of the woman on the run to the department’s Facebook page on Sept. 10, she called them and demanded they take it down. The pics were posted in their section called “Warrant Wednesday,” which they use to track down wanted people.
“This is a first for us,” Denise Alex-Bouzonois, a public information officer in the department, said in a new interview. “She really didn’t want her face out there for everyone to see.
“It included her mug shot, her name and information about the crime,” she said.
The Facebook post read: "On August 30th Hargrove offered a female acquaintance a ride to a pharmacy on E. Main St. to pick up a prescription. After the acquaintance got the prescription and got back in the vehicle, Hargrove robbed the victim at gunpoint, leaving her on the side of the road."
According to a report, she had been charged for aggravated-robbery and kidnapping.
She called within two days of the post, which had garnered more than 54,000 page views, begging the listed detective to remove it. "[The detective] said, 'Come on in and we'll talk about it,'" Alex-Bouzonois said.
Lo and behold, in walked Hargrove, who was immediately put under arrest.
And that, ladies and gentleman, is one of the most bizarre and awesome things we’ve ever heard.
The Huffington Post talked exclusively with Alex-Bouzonois.
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