You’ve probably heard it a million times – there’s no such thing as the perfect crime. Eventually every crime will be solved and the details will be spilled out into the open. Just like there are no perfect crimes, there obviously aren’t any perfect criminals, either. Now, let’s be honest for just a minute. Some criminals are pretty smart and it takes quite a while for them to get caught. And some criminals don’t seem all that smart at all, like the man I’m going to tell you about in the following paragraphs.
Since the dawn of Facebook, naysayers have warned everyone with a profile to be careful of what they put out there for the whole world to see. This is a good warning for me, you, and also for any criminals who have a Facebook page – especially for any criminals out there who may be currently wanted by the Police. One such criminal recently learned this the hard way, thanks to Facebook and some quick-thinking police officers.
Of All The Ways To Get Caught…
Anthony James Lescowitch was wanted by the Police in Freeland, Pennsylvania for assault and some other charges. He must have been checking his newsfeed when he saw himself on the Freeland PD’s Facebook page. I don’t know exactly what went through his mind next, but he then decided to share the Police’s picture and status of him as a wanted man on his own Facebook page. Maybe he was daring them to catch him, I don’t know, but I do know that the Freeland Police were more than up to the challenge.
One undercover officer decided to play a little game with the wanted man. The officer pretended to be a woman who was interested in Lescowitch, and commented on his Facebook page that she’d like to get together with him. He accepted and was in police custody 45 minutes later.
When Facebook was first created, who would’ve thought that it would eventually help bring criminals to justice?
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