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Utah man updates Facebook status during standoff with SWAT

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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:01 AM
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news.yahoo.com...


An armed Valdez, 36, held a woman hostage at a motel in a tense 16-hour, overnight standoff with SWAT teams, all while finding time to keep his family and friends updated on Facebook, authorities said.



He even got some help from the outside over the social network: A friend posted that a SWAT officer was hiding in the bushes.

"Thank you homie," Valdez replied. "Good looking out."



When officers swarmed the room, Valdez shot himself in the chest with a handgun, Ogden police said. On Tuesday, he was in critical condition.


I cant help but laugh at this. Update you facebook status with having a standoff with SWAT? I wonder how many people decided to add him as a friend?


In all, Valdez made six posts and added at least a dozen new friends.


Only a dozen? What a loser!!!!


"I'm currently in a standoff ... kinda ugly, but ready for whatever," Valdez wrote in his first post at 11:23 p.m. "I love u guyz and if I don't make it out of here alive that I'm in a better place and u were all great friends."


After that, a couple hours went by, then he resorted to taking pictures and uploading them onto facebook.


"Got a cute `Hostage' huh," Valdez wrote of the photographs



At 3:48 a.m., one of Valdez' friends posted that police had a `gun ner in the bushes stay low." Valdez thanked him in a reply.


Well, thats the funniest stuff in the article.


Authorities are now discussing whether some of Valdez' friends should be arrested and charged with obstruction of justice for hampering a police investigation. "We're not sure yet how to deal with it," said Croyle.


If only he had twitter.....




posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:04 AM
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he made a dozen new friends whilst making 6 facebook updates......lmfao
"Swat at my door, can someone send me a twitter sext in support?"
best laugh ever
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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:05 AM
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Why shoot yourself in the chest? If you want to take you life, without the possibility of experiencing pain, shoot in the head..?

Strange decision of Valdez



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:06 AM
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It is a funny article, and I understand what the OP finds funny about it, so thanks for posting it.

But the truth of the matter is that in a stand-off like that...well, 16 hours passes *slow* if not much is going on but alertness. Whipping out the mobile phone and firing off some messages probably didn't seem that strange to the man at the time. Don't underestimate the profound significance of doing something "normal" in a stressful time. Not to support this man's actions, of course. But I don't find it that unbelievable that he could find time to fiddle with his mobile phone during the standoff.


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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:08 AM
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Makes more sense to shoot yourself in the heart. Cause you can always shoot yourself in the head and miss the right spot and then end up a vegetable, or in even more pain than you can think of. That way your are 100% going to die.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:08 AM
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And in the swat van ,nothing but porn with no friends added



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:12 AM
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Can't wait till this is on Tosh.0 that's going to be crazy show if he does. Any one else wonder why some people are losing their minds...?




posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:12 AM
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He may of done it to delay going to jail, or he's just a moron..yeah I'm going with moron..



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:12 AM
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The power of the social network



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:15 AM
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Originally posted by TribeOfManyColours
Why shoot yourself in the chest?


Prolly cause he didnt get enough "likes"



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:24 AM
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Like a boss.


Idiotic though haha



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:27 AM
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People have been losing their minds since there were people. Point is the guy was a scum bag so he deserved it. It said hes been charged with domestic violence in front of a child. That shouldn't be tolerated.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:32 AM
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Haha I love this man.

"taking bullets, arm bleeding"

This is the citizens uprising like in egypt with twitter.
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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:41 AM
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Originally posted by reesie45
reply to post by TribeOfManyColours
 


Makes more sense to shoot yourself in the heart. Cause you can always shoot yourself in the head and miss the right spot and then end up a vegetable, or in even more pain than you can think of. That way your are 100% going to die.


Your heart is covered by bone its called your chest plate and rib cage, bone has been known to make smaller rounds bounce inside the body 22 cal effect. Not the best idea for killing your self. Your temples on the side of your head are the best spot don't put a gun in your mouth unless you want to live and be disfigured as well unless its a shotgun and even then i wouldn't chance it. Case and point he is still alive in critical condition with a hole in his chest being a vegetable you are legally brain dead but some how i doubt he would miss using his brain i don't think he has ever used it.
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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:48 AM
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Well im assuming he used a gun that would have went through the bone. lol Your right though.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:49 AM
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Wow this is just surreal. I wonder if he had any facebook credits...

He should've got some pay-per-view movie like mall cop or something and bored himself to death.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:57 AM
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Originally posted by zazzafrazz

Originally posted by TribeOfManyColours
Why shoot yourself in the chest?


Prolly cause he didnt get enough "likes"


**gasp**

I had a witty comeback.. and then I saw your avatar.. you are quite possibly the most beautiful woman on all of ATS.. your tooth is beautiful too.



( hey Zazzy
)


Meh, he got bored.. she must not have been a great conversationalist as far as hostages go. At least he wasnt posting on ATS during the standoff...



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:57 AM
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Originally posted by ashtonkusher
The power of the social network


Or in this case, Anti-Social network.

I hope this doesn't catch on for wannabe 15 minute of fame gangsters...



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 04:12 AM
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Originally posted by ADVISOR
Can't wait till this is on Tosh.0 that's going to be crazy show if he does. Any one else wonder why some people are losing their minds...?



I thought of tosh also...
Funny...
Kinda...

I'm still trying to learn why I am losing MY mind...
These daze anywaze.../:



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 04:28 AM
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With the way things are now and days he was better off shooting himself. S.W.A.T would of killed em dead.




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