The Racine County Sheriff’s Department says an 18-year-old is learning the true meaning of social media after he tried to sell a gun on a popular network.
Kalub Gelmi, of Mount Pleasant, was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of bail jumping and one misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property. If convicted, he could spend the next six years in prison and/or have to pay up to $20,000 in fines. The bail jumping charge stems from a case last summer when Gelmi went before a judge to face accusations of felony burglary and was released on bond.
According to the criminal complaint, deputies were called Sunday to a home in Union Grove for a report of a stolen gun. A man reported that he was out of town, and his son hosted a party during which the man’s gun was stolen. The man said he saw a photo of Gelmi on Snapchat trying to sell his gun for $250.
When deputies caught up with Gelmi, he denied knowing anything about a gun but said another partygoer had taken it and brought it to Gelmi’s house. Gelmi took a photo of himself with the gun and posted it on Snapchat.
Gelmi’s cash bond was set at $500 during his initial appearance Tuesday. He will next be in court Nov. 1 for his preliminary hearing.