On 'Wanted Wednesday, ' the RPD posted about 38-year-old Anthony Akers, who was wanted by the Department of Corrections for failure to comply.
"Calm down, I'm going to turn myself in", he wrote.
Wanted men ordinarily avoid participating in the police search.
However, in spite of his promises, Akers did not make it in, shelving the police department like an aloof Tinder match.
Ugh, don't you hate it when the police rush you into turning yourself in? Our business hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. "Of course, if you need a ride you can call non-emergency (509-628-0333) and we will pick you up", they wrote to him.
Once again, Akers responded, saying he was "tying up a couple loose ends" and acknowledged he would likely spend a month behind bars.
"Should be there in the next 48 hours", he said.
By this point, thousands of people had become engrossed by the weird "hunt", if you can call it that.
This time Akers finally kept his word and turned himself in on December 4 at 3:29pm.
Anthony Akers is winning the Internet with his sassy replies. This time, he responded with a heatfelt apology letter explaining that he had commitment issues. I apologize for standing you up, but let me make it up to you. "I will be there no later then lunchtime tomorrow". Thank you in advance to your response if you are patiently giving me another chance with us, I know i don't deserve it.
As 48 hours passed Akers did not turn himself and the cops were disappointed as he stood them up! Dear Anthony, is it us? Dear Anthony, is it us?
If the police have issued a warrant for your arrest, you'd think you'd want to keep a low (social media) profile.
"Hey Anthony! We haven't seen you yet". The weekend came and went.
"Thank you in advance to your response if you are patiently giving me another chance with us, I know I don't deserve it. P.S. you're attractive", Akers wrote. Please call us anytime and we will come to you.
Before surrendering, however, Akers made sure he had the last say on the Facebook thread as he posted a selfie of himself followed by the caption: "Here for our date sweetheart".
Akers was involved in a weird exchange with the police, before eventually handing himself in.
The comment got thousands of likes and responses because, seriously, who does this?