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Rape Suspect Wages Facebook Comment War with Sheriff

By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on February 08, 2012 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Dustin McCombs is a rape suspect who loves Facebook. Or at least he loves giving the Jefferson County Sheriff's office a few online jabs.

You see, the Alabama sheriff's office has a Facebook page. They also have a section labeled "Creep of the Week." One day they posted a photo of McCombs.

McCombs, 21, was listed as accused of forcible rape. After his photo went up, the strangest thing started to happen. McCombs started posting on the sheriff's Facebook page -- even though there was an outstanding warrant out for his arrest.

McCombs' first Facebook comment was simple. "[A]nd good thing i moved out of state [sic]," he wrote.

The Sheriff's Office responded by telling him his warrant called for nationwide extradition. Whoever was behind the Sheriff's Office's Facebook comments then called for McCombs to turn himself in.

Some more back-and-forth ensued. McCombs even noted that the "creep of the week" title may be defamatory.

The Sheriff's Office rep wrote that McCombs probably shouldn't talk about the charges on Facebook. McCombs then commented that he should use the computer as much as possible because he didn't think they allowed laptops in jails.

He ended the strange exchange with the line: "The only thing ive say is I didnt do it. [sic]"

The comments have since been removed from Facebook. And it's unclear if Dustin McCombs actually turned himself in. Even if he didn't, it's possible that the police could track the rape suspect down (maybe through Facebook). He could then be arrested due to his outstanding warrant.

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