Not usually known for their small talk and social skills, FBI agents have turned to social media to help track down one of their 10 most wanted fugitives.
The 81-year-old mobster (a real-life Tony Soprano, although perhaps not quite as endearing), who’s wanted on 19 counts of murder, racketeering, drug dealing and money laundering, is on the run with his 60-year-old girlfriend, having been hunted by the FBI since 1999. Apparently, he has a love of libraries and history (just don’t tell him to ‘shhh’ in the reading room) and she loves animals, especially dogs.
Having tried all the usual techniques – including offering a whopping $2 million reward – the men in black have now turned to Twitter, Facebook and You Tube to get their man.
Now, that’s a real sign of the times, isn’t it? I can’t imagine Federal Agent Jack Bauer Tweeting when on a case… (@agentjackbauer – this day is never-ending)!
The original news story can be seen on the Washington Post website here.
If Social Media can help the FBI catch criminals, I bet it can help you catch new customers!