Va. woman was arrested for posting gun selfie on Facebook in response to a misdirected threat.
Kristin Holmes, Chesterfield, Va., was arrested Saturday after posting a controversial photo of herself in response to an argument with fellow Facebook users. After being mistaken for another woman, Holmes posted an image of herself pointing a gun at the camera along with a caption that read “I’ll post a few actual pics of me so you’ll know the difference when you ‘come find me’”.
Shortly after the image was posted to Facebook, a user reported the image to the Hernico Police Department. Holmes claims that her post was not meant as a threat and removed the photo once she realized that the image could come across as something other than a joke.
“What happened to freedom of speech?” Holmes asked NBC12. “And it was just a picture. It wasn’t a threat. I thought it was a funny picture, and then I realized later that it was a little bit intimidating. So I took it down.”
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