Pretty much everyone who uses the internet is occasionally guilty of A) oversharing and B) believing stuff that isn’t true. That’s no big deal most of the time — but if you’re a fugitive, social media and gullibility is a bad combination.
According to Pennsylvania’s Times Leader, 35-year-old Anthony James Lescowitch Jr. had spent months on the run after allegedly beating a man. Hoping for fresh leads, authorities posted a photo of him on Facebook earlier this week, which Lescowitch then reportedly shared to taunt them. (His friends offered messages of support such as “Good luck lmao” and “Need a ride? Lol.”)
Police immediately created a fake Facebook profile for a hot babe who just loves bad boys, invited Lescowitch for a drink (“The least you can do is come out and have a cigarette with me”) and then arrested him when he showed up.