Fugitive agrees to surrender if wanted poster gets 15,000 Facebook likes

The Torrington Police Department shared the wanted poster on Facebook early Wednesday morning, asking followers to help by liking and sharing the post.

On Wednesday evening, the Facebook post eclipsed 15,000 likes, but Simms had yet to turn himself in.

Here's an interesting one.Jose Simms (The first warrant pictured) negotiated with me earlier this week (Through Facebook) and has agreed to turn himself in to Torrington Police if we can get 15,000 "likes" on this post (I said 10,000 he wanted 20,000, we split).

Lt. Brett Johnson wrote on Facebook that he had been negotiating the terms of this agreement with Jose Simms over social media.

"It will be hard but is doable", the department wrote in a light-hearted post.

Anyone who knows where Simms is hiding, for the love of all that is good just tell the cops already so that justice doesn't hinge on how many likes some Facebook post gets ("It'd save everyone from the suspense").

Simms, contacted through Facebook, said he is serious about the offer.

Peters said Simms has been wanted since March 1; his outstanding warrants mostly involve domestic-type incidents, including "violation of a protective order from a family violence incident", in a case in which polide say he "placed a child at risk or a child was injured". He said, "Looking over your shoulder every 5 seconds can cause a lot of stress".

Since the post went up at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, the post has garnered more than 24,000 reactions, and almost 5,000 shares. Johnson promised to update the post when Simms does turn himself in. As of now he has not.

Authorities in CT are asking for the public's help in capturing a suspect who teased police officers online with an unusual deal to turn himself in. Thank you to everyone who liked the post and messaged us with info.

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