Where was Lt Schindler when they handed out common sense and decency?
An Atlanta woman is infuriated after police used Facebook to notify her of her 30-year-old son's death, rather than calling her or paying a visit to her home.
Anna Lamb-Creasey had been calling hospitals and jails for weeks, searching for her son Rickie, who went missing on January 25. She even posted a message on his Facebook page that read, 'Rickie, where are you? Love mom.
But it wasn't until February 14 that she discovered her son's fate, when her daughter opened a Facebook message from someone named 'Misty Hancock.' It was the same 'Misty Hancock' - whose profile picture featured Atlanta rapper T.I. - that had sent Lamb-Creasey a Facebook message on January 31.
But Lamb-Creasey had never read the message because the sender's strange name and profile picture led her to assume it was some sort of scam.
'I'm thinking it's just a fake,' she told wsbtv.com.
When Lamb-Creasey's daughter opened the message, however, she discovered it was regarding Rickie.
'Anna, This is Lt Schindler with the Clayton County Police Dept.,' the message read. 'It is important that I speak with you immediately. Call me at 678-***-****. Thanks so much.'
Click the link to see the Facebook profile of Misty Hancock.Posted by Jill Fallon at February 19, 2013 8:39 PM | Permalink