A social media personality sets up his own sting operations in order to help identify and arrest alleged online predators.
In his latest action, he set up a meeting with a man while pretending to be an underage boy, and then helped the police take him down in Long Beach, California.
KTLA-TV interviewed the man who is known as “Black Biden” on social media platforms, including TikTok and Instagram.
The video shows police confront the target, who tried to run away before they chased him down and apprehended him outside of a Carl’s Jr. fast food restaurant. He was identified as 41-year-old Cody Lane Oreiro of Hawthorne and was charged with arranging a meeting with a minor for lewd purposes and resisting a police officer.
The activist said that the laws aren’t strict enough to catch the predators.
“I have caught over 156 guys who have tried to come out to harm kids,” he told KTLA. “And it’s only been a year. Many convictions, but the laws are just still not strict enough for these guys.”
He said that Oreiro believed he was meeting a 15-year-old boy at the Carl’s Jr. In the video, the activist is wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.
At one point in the video, he yelled to Oreiro, “You ain’t getting away, homeboy!”
Through the use of online social media accounts, the activist says that he interacts with suspected predators and then tells them that he’s actually underage. If they agree to meet up, he records the interactions and contacts police.
In another video obtained by KTLA, he chased down a man he claims was trying to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex.
KTLA reported that many people in the community recognized him during their interview and would come over to offer their gratitude and support for “Black Biden.”
Here’s a news report about the activist:
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