Facebook, the downfall of many a cocky criminal, may have reeled in a new one. Logan Hale of Florida's Polk County was suspected of breaking into a home on Aug. 3 and stealing a shotgun and thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry. Police explained all this in a Friday Felons Facebook post that featured Hale, noting that at age 21 he has "been in the Polk County Jail on five prior occasions. SMH." SMH, indeed: Using the Facebook Name "Logan Finallyfree Hale," Hale replied to the post, writing "HELLO here I am" and "Deputies continue to look for me but are frustrated that I am unable to be located. LOL can't hurt much now," per WFTV and WFTS.
The Aug. 14 post was updated, with the sheriff's office noting, "Finally Free just cannot be—Logan Hale belongs in jail! " That's where he ended up: Officers searching for Hale found him riding in a vehicle six days later in Lakeland, and arrested him without incident. Hale faces charges of armed burglary, grand theft of a firearm, grand theft over $10,000, and dealing in stolen property. After his arrest, Sheriff Grady Judd posted a Facebook taunt of his own: "Logan Hale, you are on your way to jail. Your attempts to hide were to no avail. Maybe you’ll make bail. Either way, your Facebook taunts were an 'epic fail.'"