WOODLAND HILLS (CBSLA) — A known gang member and one of Texas’ ten most wanted criminals captured in Woodland Hills overnight after authorities tracked him down via social media.
Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez, 18, who also goes by the moniker of “Little Chris” was captured at the end of a foot chase following a two-mile police pursuit.
Gonzalez is wanted out of Dallas for a variety of felonies, including robbery, weapons, drugs, and homicide, and his wanted poster says he has a history of evading arrest.
Texas officials say they were able to track him down when he posted a video of himself showing off some of his guns on Instagram.
A second man who was with Gonzalez was also taken into custody, but has not yet been identified. Both men had to be treated at a hospital for dog bites from a K9 officer.
It so happened that officers caught up with Gonzalez just feet from Todd Melnick’s door. Melnick said officers ordered Gonzalez to crawl backwards out of the bushes where K9 officers had dragged him out of, and onto his front lawn, as he recorded it all with his cell phone camera.
Rather conveniently, Melnick is a criminal defense attorney.
“Well, I joked to friends of mine already this morning that if they wanted me to represent them, they should have come to the office,” he said.