The FBI has arrested an aspiring social media influencer after linking him to a series of robberies by tagging his sneakers in TikTok videos.
Chozen Terrell-Hannah, 22, a Michigan resident, could be seen dancing while wearing Nike sneakers with red speckles to match the shoes worn by an armed robber who robbed four stores from December to February, reported Fox 2 Detroit.
An anonymous tipster directed the agents to the “ChozenWrld” page on TikTok, which has more than 149,000 followers and 1.6 million likes.
Terrell-Hannah allegedly stole a 7-Eleven twice, as well as a gas station and a smoking room, the station said.
The thief in each case was wearing a hoodie, mask and white shoes. But on the last flight, witnesses noticed pink hair visible under the mask, The Detroit News said.
Authorities told the outlet they had watched dozens of his videos on social media and noticed that he matched the descriptions of witnesses. In one video, he dances and sings a song with partially dyed pink hair visible.
The FBI also said that once they tracked Terrell-Hannah after obtaining a warrant, cellphone data showed him in the robbery area. During a raid of his residence, they found a unique Glock handgun and shoes.
After his arrest on Wednesday, he reportedly recognized the thefts, the News reported. He is awaiting a hearing in federal court in Detroit and faces charges of interstate commerce and possession of a firearm in a violent crime, the Detriot News said.