The Denver Shooting at the Batman Premiere has been big news today, and Police promptly released the name of the person behind the killings, 24 year old James Holmes. Sadly, a 22 year old with the same name, and from Denver, Colorado according to his Facebook has been bombarded with messages and friend requests today after thousands think he is the one behind it after simply typing his name into Facebook search.
James replied to the social onslaught with a public message on his profile, which has already been shared over 125 times:
Dearest random Facebook people who keep confusing me for a mass murderer and yet still send me Facebook requests.;
I appreciate the fact that you are trying to become better-informed about the occurrences last night in Aurora, but you have been somewhat mislead, in that I am not the man who did it. I am not a 24-year-old gun-slinging killer from Aurora, I am a 22-year-old book-slinging mass eater from Littleton. Somewhat distinct, I would assume. But I would appreciate if you would read this particular post an not assume that it would be interesting to be friends with someone on Facebook who is very probably going to be in jail and not be able to confirm your friend requests anyway, or even be friends with his girlfriend, who had the rather interesting experience of having to tell someone she had a job interview with that she is not, in fact dating a serial killer. James Holmes happens to be a pretty common name, surprisingly, so try not to jump the gun.
Regards, A different guy named James Holmes
This is a good idea, although I personally recommend he switches his profile to private whilst this news story is live, as the onslaught will only continue for many hours whilst this story is covered on the news all around the world. This person is not the killer, and the real suspect has not yet had a picture released. Suck My Trend recommends waiting for more news to come out officially before jumping to conclusions.