Officers investigatING this video using the name listed by the poster to make contact with him at an address in Amarillo.
He told officers that the video was from another city. He said it was posted by another person in a Facebook group that he is a member of, and it was a consensual act.
The content of the posting appears to be several seconds of sexual activity involving a male and female adult in a public place beside the exterior of a building, and of a male and female running across a parking lot.
There is no evidence or indication that this happened in Amarillo, no information to establish that it is a sexual assault, and nothing to identify the people involved.
On the post, numerous people commented, including one person who identified herself as in being in Pennsylvania.
She indicated that the person that shared the video was in Amarillo. She suggested that people should call the Amarillo Police Department and posted the telephone number of the Amarillo Emergency Communications Center. This resulted in what was described by the AECC supervisor as “dozens” of unnecessary calls coming in.
The information was posted to the public via APD social media in an effort to reduce the unnecessary calls tying up call takers. The APD also reported the posting to Facebook. The posting is no longer visible.
When viewing social media, keep in mind that information provided may not be as presented, may be dated, or may have happened in another city or country or have previously been investigated.
Several people have alerted police, after a video is released online, of a person who lists an Amarillo address, apparently sexually assaulting another person.
Amarillo Police sent out this message in response, earlier tonight:
The Amarillo Police Department is aware of a video posted on Facebook by a person that supposedly lists Amarillo as a location. The video and statements regarding the nature of the incident are being investigated. At this point, there is not any evidence to indicate when the incident was filmed, where it was filmed, or if it is an incident that has been previously investigated in some other jurisdiction, as has happened in social media before.
Please do NOT call 911 or contact Amarillo Emergency Communications about this social media posting, it has been reported. Unnecessary calls can interfere with in-progress emergency responses.
Sgt. Brent Barbee
Crime Prevention Unit