Did CBS News report on Twitter that a Florida man had been arrested for kidnapping 27 people and forcing them to play Yahtzee for 36 hours straight? No, that's not true: the widely viral screenshot of a tweet supposedly sent by @CBSNews is not real. The orange-haired, red-faced man in the mugshot in the tweet is actually a Louisiana man who was arrested in 2016 after a church burglary.
Florida man, 37, arrested for kidnapping 27 people and forcing them to play Yahtzee for 36 hours straight.
This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Tue Jan 19 09:55:55 2021 UTC)
Lead Stories checked the Twitter account of CBS News and found no tweet with the phrase "Florida Man" for January 16, 2021 when the tweet in the screenshot was supposedly sent (search results archived here).
However we did find this press release from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office from 2016 (archived here) which explained:
TPSO Detectives Arrest Church Burglar
Mar. 16, 2016
HAMMOND, LA - On 03/15/2016, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Burglary Unit made an arrest and recovery of stolen property from the Little Rivers United Pentecostal Church burglary that occurred at the beginning of March.
Detectives received information which led to the arrest of 22 year old Brett Gonzales from Woodhaven Road in Tickfaw. Upon Detectives interviewing Brett Gonzales, Gonzales admitted to committing the burglary of the church. Brett Gonzales also provided Detectives with the location of the property that was stolen. Detectives recovered the stolen property and return it to the church.
(Source: screenshot of https://www.tpso.org/news-releases/50622 made by Lead Stories on January 19, 2021)