It's a new world: An armed Valdez, 36, held a woman hostage at a motel in a tense 16-hour, overnight standoff with SWAT teams, all while finding time to keep his family and friends updated on Facebook. [...] In all, Valdez made six posts and added at least a dozen new friends. His family and friends responded with 100 comments. Some people offered words of support, and others pleaded for him to "do the right thing." [...] "I'm currently in a standoff ... kinda ugly, but ready for whatever," Vald[...]

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