Guy Shares His Own ‘Wanted’ Facebook Post from Police Page, Nabbed in 45 Minutes

    January 22, 2014
    Josh Wolford

Parents, if your child is beginning to show even a lick of sense, hold them tight. Not every parent is so lucky.

A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he taunted police by sharing his own ‘Wanted’ post on their page. He was apprehended after a quickly-orchestrated Facebook sting operation that involved officers posing as an interested female prospect.

On Monday, the Freeland Police Department shared this photo on their Facebook page:

And in less than an hour, they shared this one:

What happened in between? Well, Mr. Lescowitch has shared the post on his own Facebook page and taunted police.

This hilarious story doesn’t end with idiot Facebook shares, however. It actually ends with idiot Facebook messaging. Here’s the Times Leader’s account of how Lescowitch was eventually apprehended:

So, an undercover officer used a Facebook profile of a fictitious attractive woman to engage in online conversation with Lescowitch through Facebook for about a half hour, pretending to be interested in meeting him and gathering key information about him.

Lescowitch, of Freeland, initially declined an offer to meet for a drink, but when the officer asked him where he was and said, “The least you can do is come out and have a cigarette with me,” Lescowitch agreed, police said.

Sure enough, when undercover officers pulled up in a car at the location Lescowitch specified, he came out and was promptly arrested without incident.

He’ll be arraigned on charges of aggravated assault, probation violation, and failure to properly navigate social media.

The funny, sad, depressing, yet altogether unsurprising fact about this type of display is that it happens all the time. All the time.

Image via Freeland Police Department, Facebook


Josh Wolford
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