• Armed robbery suspect poses with guns on Facebook

    By: Henry Rosoff


    MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. - Daniel Breitsprecher likes to act tough on Facebook.   

    He posted a picture of himself holding a gun, a picture of his son and daughter posing with either a black assault rifle or a life-like toy, and a picture of himself looking like he's geared up for a robbery.  

    About a year after the pictures were posted he was in King County court after being arrested for robbery.  

    “The defendant allegedly participated in a robbery at gunpoint with another alleged individual who pistol whipped the victim,” said the prosecutor.  

    He is accused of taking the victim’s car near a Maple Valley home at 7 in the morning because, according to court documents, she was an "easy target."  

    KIRO 7 tried Breitsprecher at the house he shares with his wife, two children, and parents, but no one came to the door.  

    His defense attorney argued Breitsprecher's strong family ties should mean a reduced bail-- despite pictures like these on Facebook.   

    The judge set bail at $100,000 and he is still in King County jail.

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