Taylor Swift fan in shoot-out with police
Sometimes a news story about a local criminal makes me want to research the perp on Facebook. That's why I checked on Arien L'Italien, the Biddeford dude allegedly involved in a shoot out with U.S. marshals on Friday night in Portland's Parkside neighborhood.
Funny what you can learn about a fella from his profile page. For instance, this alleged gunner, who took a slug in the leg and spent the night in Maine Med before getting sent to the county lock-up, is a fan of Taylor Swift. For books he likes Michael Connelly, Dean Koontz and the Twilight series. He enjoyed Scarface and regularly watches Southpark and sports. And he loves to party.
On his wall, it's mostly dude-speak. His second-to-last post before the shooting said "Chillin. Hoping my shorty bang bang comes thru." Now, I don't speak thug, and Google Translate couldn't help me, but I was wondering if that status update was in reference to a gun or bullets.
And an earlier post, has the 22-year-old Arien missing his old cellmates. Luckily, one was on Facebook and they were able to re-connect. The other, apparently, is back in prison.
And his favorite quote made me groan. "...and any day above dirt or not behind bars is a good day." Uh-oh. As a felon facing charges for having a gun and attempting to murder a federal officer means Arien will probably have some bad days ahead. Unless he gets Paul Violette's lawyer.