Texas teen Montrae Toliver is finding out the hard way that a threat made on social media, however joking is going to be taken seriously. Fort Worth police arrested Toliver, 17, after a Twitter user reported a post where he was pictured pointing a gun at a police car and asking “Should I do it?”
Though the gun was an airsoft rifle, it didn’t matter. Toliver was arrested.
Detectives received information about a picture posted on Twitter on December 22.
The photo on the account of Montrae Toliver showed the sight of a rifle pointed at a Fort Worth police squad car that was stopped in a residential neighborhood.
The caption on the photo said –
“Should I do it? Don’t Care For a Black Male Anyways.”
In a Twitter post allegedly made by Toliver after posting the picture he said –
“Everyone is Posting The Pic of The One Picture But No one Will Post The One That’s Right Before It That Shows Its an Airsoft.”
The Tactical Intelligence Division-Homeland Security Unit deemed the photo a “threat of violence towards police officers.”
Multiple jurisdictions worked with Fort Worth police investigation the threat. No word yet on when or if Toliver will get bond.