Wanted Man Posts Mugshot, Gets Captured Immediately
Anthony James Lescowitch shared police department's post
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2014 11:26 AM CST
The fateful mugshot.   (Freeland Police Department / Facebook)

(Newser) – Note to those wanted by police: If your goal is not to get caught, it's probably not a good idea to "share" your mugshot on Facebook after the police department posts it. That's what Anthony James Lescowitch did Monday, police say; not surprisingly, the move led to the Pennsylvania man's arrest. The Freeland Police Department initially posted Lescowitch's mugshot asking anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts to alert authorities. Lescowitch then shared the mugshot and mocked police on his Facebook page ... and was arrested 45 minutes later.

Lescowitch was wanted on multiple charges, including aggravated assault, that date back to the summer, but he's been evading authorities since charges were filed in November. After seeing his Facebook post (which he shared within three minutes of the original post, according to the Scranton Times-Tribune, and which included the commentary "lol i f­--n love it A----E," according to the Philadelphia Inquirer) an undercover officer posed as a "fictitious attractive woman," as the Times Leader puts it, who wanted to meet up with Lescowitch. After about 30 minutes, Lescowitch told "her" where he would be; cops arrived, and he was taken into custody. (Click for another tale of dumb criminals.)

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Rational.-Anarchist
Jan 24, 2014 7:53 AM CST
I can't help but wonder about his mental competency!
FURonnie Bed Time For Bonzo
Jan 22, 2014 11:07 PM CST
He is what they call "Felony Stupid" Reminds me of the football parties the wanted get invited to. When they're all at the hotel room and raise the champagne glasses...the door closes and the emcee announces they're all under arrest.
K.KRANK
Jan 22, 2014 9:21 PM CST
Wanna know why the death penalty will never be a deterrent preventing future murders? Because genius criminal types like this guy think they'll never get caught XD