A Facebook first:
An armed Valdez, 36, held a woman hostage at a motel in a tense 16-hour, overnight standoff with SWAT teams, all while finding time to keep his family and friends updated on Facebook. … At 2.04am, Valdez posted two pictures of himself and the woman. "Got a cute 'Hostage' huh," Valdez wrote of the photographs. At 3.48am, one of Valdez' friends posted that police had a "gunner in the bushes stay low." Valdez thanked him in a reply.
Valdez's Facebook comments here. Money quote:
(Photo via TDW: "One status update included a photo of the hostage, with an odd caption suggesting the individual may be there voluntarily.")