Man Flees Vigilantes After Fake 'Wanted' Posters

Group accused Triz Jefferies of being the 'Kensington Strangler'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2010 11:31 AM CST
Shown is a poster of a male, top, wanted for questioning regarding two homicides and a sexual assault, and homicide victim Elaine Goldberg, along Front Street in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – Triz Jefferies is not the “Kensington Strangler,” but thanks to a Facebook prank, he was forced to flee his home as crowds of people (who thought he was) surrounded it Monday. Philadelphia is looking for the strangler, suspected of three murders, and a group of people recently started posting fliers and Facebook notices implicating Jefferies as the killer, ABC News reports. He eventually called police, submitted to a DNA test, and was cleared; he believes someone is just “trying to mess with me."

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