A partygoer arrested last weekend at a large party in Beverly Farms found themselves in a tough spot.
He had been charged with disturbing the peace, was being held at the Beverly police station and he needed the $40 bail fee.
Without an answer to a phone call, he asked police if he could use his smartphone. Under supervision of police, a message was posted to Facebook looking for someone to come down to the station with the bail fee. And voile – it worked.
The story, first posted to the Beverly police Facebook page, has prompted regional and national attention ranging from Yahoo News to the Arizona Central website. The Facebook post was shared 65 times and received more than 150 “likes.”
It prompts a question – would you turn to Facebook to come up with bail money if it also meant publicizing your arrest on social media?