Georgia Police said that they have placed a suspect on their most wanted list after he filmed himself joyriding in a police car and posted the footage to social media.
Clayton County Police said that they were unaware of the July incident until a clip of the unidentified suspect surfaced on Instagram, according to Channel 2 Action News.
‘We are driving a police car man,’ the individual can be heard saying into his camera.
The suspect (pictured) entered the police vehicle after an officer jumped out to pursue an unrelated suspect on foot
The person entered the police vehicle after an officer jumped out to pursue an unrelated suspect on foot.
‘A young man seeking attention and fame videotaped himself taking a Clayton County Police car for a joyride after a officer took off running after a suspect,’ the department wrote in an advisory.
The clip only hit the Internet earlier this week and made its way to urban news site World Star Hip Hop. The publicity quickly caught the attention of local law enforcement.
‘Sheriff Victor Hill has now ordered the unidentified male placed on his most wanted list and has dispatched his elite Fugitive Squad to join in on the manhunt along with the County Police,’ the advisory adds.
The clip only hit the Internet earlier this week and made its way to urban news site World Star Hip Hop
Residents in Clayton County, located just 15 miles from Downtown Atlanta, described the crime as ‘foolish,’ and assumed the stunt was pulled off for social media attention and bragging rights.
‘He’s just doing it for clout,’ Nestar Yankson told Channel 2. ‘Everybody wants clout these days.’
‘He thinks he’s hard now, but he’s not gonna be hard when he’s in jail,’ Yankson added.
Clayton County officials are offering $2,000 reward to anyone with information that will lead to the joyrider’s arrest.
Individuals with tips are urged to call 770-477-4479 or contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, text information to 274637 or visit the crime stoppers website.