Snapchat Post Leads To Arrest of Minneapolis Riot Arsonist

Snapchat Post Leads To Arrest of Minneapolis Riot Arsonist

Unfortunately for this young man, his friends weren't the only ones watching his social media activities.


Snapchat’s slogan is “The Fastest Way to Share a Moment!”

It may also be the fastest way to nab a criminal. 

At least if they’re dumb enough to post their crimes on social media. 

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According to our friend at Fox News, one Minnesota man was just that dumb:

Police arrested a 22-year-old man in Colorado in connection with arson attacks on a Minneapolis police station last month during protests over the death of George Floyd, according to federal investigators.

Investigators linked Dylan Shakespeare Robinson to the crimes after reviewing videos he posted to his own Snapchat, authorities said.

The videos show someone making Molotov cocktails, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

“These guys have never made a Molotov… Rookies,” Robinson allegedly wrote in the comments. “We need gasoline.”

In another video, the ATF said investigators saw Robinson lighting a fire outside a stairwell at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct building — which was overrun, vandalized and burned on May 28.

Here’s the purps mugshot:

Nick Nolte-esque, I must say. 

Local CBS 4 in Denver also confirmed the story:

In some pictures he is seen with another man in a hoodie. According to the arrest document a woman contacted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms and identified Dylan Robinson of Brainerd Minnesota as the man in the white shirt with black stripes.

His cell phone was tracked to Breckenridge. There he was arrested Sunday in the parking lot of a recreation center. Breckenridge police assisted the federal agents. An examination of Robinson’s phone revealed he had not only been at the Minneapolis police precinct on the night of the fire, but posted selfie pictures to Snapchat.

During a court appearance on Tuesday, Robinson was asked if he understood the charges against him. He replied, “Yes, but…”

Federal Magistrate Reid Neureiter cut him off at that point and advised him to talk with his attorney. He is scheduled to be in court for a detention hearing on Friday.

He had supposedly told people he wanted to move to Denver.

All he really wanted was a change of scenery.

Perhaps setting fire to Minneapolis was symbolic??

Once news of the arrest was made public, the law abiding citizens of the world didn't have too many nice things to say about Mr. Robinson (There's a Simon & Garfunkel joke in there somewhere):

Or my personal favorite:

The case of Dylan Robinson underscores a more disturbing trend. 

It appears that posting your participation in riots is a new trend on Snapchat:

Ah yes. 

Rioting. Just the newest fad in the selfie culture. 

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Rioting has become a new counter culture passtime for youth in America. 

It is condoned by progressive policians. Masqueraded as a constitutional right by talking heads on cable news. 

And left leaning media companies like Snapchat are complicit in the destruction of American cities for providing a platform to glorify these activites.

But to them, the President's campaign content is too "dangerous."

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