This week, the Freeland Police Department in Pennsylvania posted the wanted photo of 35-year-old man Anthony James Lescowitch, who they were searching for in connection to an assault that took place over the summer. Lescowitch certainly didn’t help his own getaway efforts, posting his own wanted photo on his Facebook wall and taunting the police on the department’s page.
Shortly after he posted his photo, police officers posed as an attractive woman to find his whereabouts. The cops asked Lescowitch to meet for a drink, and when he declined, they said “The least you can do is come out and have a cigarette with me.” Lescowitch obliged, and the cops arrested him as soon as he pulled up in front of the designated location.
All told, the back and forth between police and Lescowitch was over before it’d even begun. “CAPTURED!!!!!! SHARES OUR STATUS ON FACEBOOK ABOUT HIMSELF, CAPTURED 45 MINUTES LATER,” the cops wrote on their Facebook page.
While this story is certainly humorous, it also illustrates how quickly Facebook users can be found simply by posting on the site. If there’s something you don’t want to be found on Facebook – or if you yourself don’t want to turn up on the site too easily – it’s best to keep it off your Facebook page completely.
Image Credit: Freeland PD