Couple who filmed themselves firing guns out of their car windows in Houston suburb and then posted the videos on Snapchat are charged
Police have identified and charged two suspects accused of shooting guns from a moving car in a Snapchat video near Houston.
Michael Anthony Cuellar, 29, and Sierra Tarbutton, 27, were caught by Houston Police after a video showing them taking a joy ride while firing the pistols was posted online by one of the suspects.
On Thursday, the Houston Police Department confirmed it was ‘actively investigating’ the viral video.
Charging documents as seen by KHOU state Cuellar goes by the name ‘Money Mike’ and is a local drug dealer and rapper.
Meanwhile, Tarbutton has threatened a public servant in the past.
In the video, the couple can be seen pumping rounds out of their car window while driving down Memorial Drive in Houston in the early morning hours of Tuesday.
In the clips, the man is driving while shooting into the night air in the direction of buildings across an empty roadway, while his female companion is seen to be doing the same.
At first it seems that the woman hasn’t managed to work out how to fire the gun as she is seen trying to shoot but bring it back inside the car.
After raising her hand she finally figures out how to fire the weapon and fires 10 rounds in a matter of seconds.
The man shot off four rounds during his video. They have two different weapons.
The Houston Police Department were made aware of the series of Snaps that were posted in three short clips.
Snapchats usually expire but a Reddit user was able to capture the videos, so police were able to see it.
The videos were also made public so that anyone could see them.
The clips were originally found after someone was checking out what was going on in their area through Snapchats geo-tagging feature.
‘I was just browsing the Snap Map feature that lets you see all the public snaps in any location. I work in that general area and was just seeing what was going on,’ Reddit user harriscores told Chron.com.
‘They were dumb enough to post these publicly with a tagged location and general time stamp,’ harriscores added.
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