Real Borger PD finally nabs owner of fake BPD Facebook Page
The owner of the fake Borger Police Department Facebook page, Michael Samuel Joseph Freeman, turned himself into Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Aug. 12 just after 1 p.m. for a warrant for felony impersonation of a police officer.
“I’m not a criminal and didn’t do anything wrong, no reason to run or hide,” Freeman said of the event.
Freeman was dressed in his Sunday best for the occasion, sporting a white button-down collared shirt and red tie.
His lawyer, Ryan Brown of Blackburn & Brown, LLP in Amarillo says that the ordeal is an extreme miscarriage of justice.
“What happened here is that the officers of Borger PD got their feelings hurt, and now they are just extorting Mr. Freeman by making him come to Borger and spend all this money. We spent a lot of time on the phone with them making negotiations prior to him going there.”
The 24-year-old was released shortly after 2 p.m. after posting a $15,000 bond.
Freeman’s identity has been a source of speculation since his page was created in June.
When he spoke to The Pampa News in July, Freeman said that he didn’t want to be publicly named so that another Facebook page, Hutchinson County Mugshots, could be the first to announce his identity to the public.
His fans and critics alike are excited about the release of his identity and mugshot in a post on the Hutchinson County Mugshot Facebook page made on Thursday, Aug. 13.
In less than 24 hours, the post had almost 200 shares, more than 200 comments and over 170 reactions.
Comments on the post ranged in opinion, with a few people saying they hope Freeman faces prison time for his perceived misdeeds and outrage over how low his bond was. Most of the commenters made statements in Freeman’s favor, with some calling him a hero and others sharing that they feel the real Borger Police Department should find bigger fish to fry.
Freeman has requested that a link to his Go-Fund-Me be shared in this article for those that would like to show their financial support. The fundraiser has been live for just 19 hours at the time this article was written and $280 of the $10,000 goal has been raised so far. If you would like to donate to this fundraiser, you can go online to https://bit.ly/3aqZmWa.
HCSO did not respond for comment.