The Colombian National Police recently put out a reward for a suspect whose sketch had some uncanny resemblance to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The post shared by the police authorities on their Twitter and Facebook pages – Policía Nacional de los Colombianos – announcing a reward of $3 million has the internet in splits. Netizens were also seen pulling Zuckerberg’s leg asking him to surrender to the Columbian police.
The incident first came up when two perpetrators tried to attack the helicopter in which Colombian President Iván Duque was travelling through the country’s Catatumbo region towards the city of Cucuta, capital of the country’s Norte de Santander province. According to information available, in addition to Duque, the helicopter was also carrying other officials, including defence minister Diego Molano, interior minister Daniel Palacios, and governor of Norte de Santander Silvano Serrano.
The helicopter was attacked with multiple bullets. To help catch these people, the National Police, or The Policía Nacional de los Colombianos, put out a wanted plea on Facebook with the sketch of the two people.
“Help us locate them! These are the portraits spoken of the perpetrators of the attack on the helicopter carrying Mr. President Iván Duque and his entourage. Up to $ 3.000 million reward. Contact lines 3213945367 or 3143587212,” is a rough translation of the post. One of the photos, however, caught the attention of everyone more than others.
The photo has since gotten over 51,000 reactions and over 10,000 shares – with lots of people posting photos and GIFs of Zuckerberg and tagging him in the comments.