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Sweetwater Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Cops Over Instagram, Facebook

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This might be the first time anyone has ever been arrested as a result of using iPhone photosharing app Instagram. Though, this might be the first time anyone has threatened to kill police using the app.

Daniel Jesus La Rosa, 25, has been arrested after posting a picture with a message for cops in the small, suburban Miami-Dade town of Sweetwater: Die.

Rosa titled the picture "Diary of a Cop Killa" and then posted it to his Facebook through Instagram.

Sweetwater police only released the screencap of the comments above but not the actual picture. Though they say the picture, "was of a video game character

wearing a gas mask pointing a gun in the foreground with two dead

policemen in a streetscape the background. 'Diary of a cop Killa' was

written over said picture."

So why is Rosa so mad at the Sweetwater PD? Well, he had recently broken up with his girlfriend and heard that she was now dating a member of the force.

Rosa was arrested at an unidentified school where he works and charged with corruption by threat against a

public servant.

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