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Nathan Glenville, 21, faces property damage and resisting arrest charges after allegedly ramming his car into a Target store in Washington, Missouri and then leaving the scene. Nathan Glenville, 21, faces property damage and resisting arrest charges after allegedly ramming his car into a Target store in Washington, Missouri and then leaving the scene.
A man drove his vehicle into the store front of a Target. (Credit: emissourian.com) A man drove his vehicle into the store front of a Target. (Credit: emissourian.com)
A man drove his vehicle into the store front of a Target. (Credit: emissourian.com) A man drove his vehicle into the store front of a Target. (Credit: emissourian.com)
WASHINGTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A 21-year-old Union, Missouri man was arrested for driving his vehicle into a Target store Wednesday morning.

Police said Nathan Glenville posted a message on Facebook moments before the crash indicating he was about to do something big. 

At approximately 7:42 a.m., Glenville rammed his car into the glass entry doors of a Target store in Washington, Missouri, according to authorities.

It was reported to police that the suspect busted his car window, climbed out, and walked away from the scene of the accident. Officers responded to the area and detained Glenville, who is an employee of the store.

He now faces property damages and resisting arrest charges.

Washington police said Glenville's social media post should make it easy for prosecutors to prove the crash was intentional and not an accident.

"Intent is one of the elements of a crime, you have to show they intended to do that and through this guy's post this morning, it's quite evident," said Detective Sgt. Steve Sitze of the Washington Police Department.

This is just one of many examples of law enforcement using social media as a tool in criminal procedures. When the Union Police Department needs to identify suspects caught on surveillance camera they turn to Facebook.

"It's a very good tool, we use it all the time," Union Police Chief Norm Brune said.

Union police also used Facebook to find two missing teens this week. Small police departments say getting the public's help through social media in effect boosts their manpower for solving crimes.

"Within minutes we can save so much time and man hours trying to identify this person just by putting it up on social media," Sitze said.

The Target employee is currently being held in jail on a $75,000 bond.

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