Two people arrested because of the emoji

Two people arrested because of the emoji

Two men were detained in Spartanburg, South Carolina as earlier this year, the 29-years-old David Fuentes and Matthew Cowan sent messages to the man, whose name wasn’t made public yet. Though the messages didn’t contain any direct threats or even words, they were classified as menacing.

Two men were sending menacing messages in Facebook.

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Two men were detained in Spartanburg, South Carolina, as earlier this year, the 29-years-old David Fuentes and Matthew Cowan sent messages to the man, whose name wasn’t made public yet. Though the messages didn’t contain any direct threats or even words, they were classified as menacing.

David Fuentes, Matthew Cowan and their message

David Fuentes, Matthew Cowan and their message

The messages contained nothing but simple emojis. First, they sent a fist emoji, then a gun-like hand emoji and then an ambulance. So, it’s not a surprise that police thought that the couple planned to beat a man so much that he would have appeared in the hospital afterwards.

But this wasn’t the only reason why the two were arrested as earlier it was reported that the couple made an attempt to assault a man in his own home. So, the emoji’s were that last straw that untied the hands of the police and lead to the imprisonment of the villains. If proven guilty, the two can spend up to 5 years behind bars.

The representative of the police said that social media help a lot in investigations these days. He also recommended the parents to look after their children and monitor the symbols they use.

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