Man Makes Wanted Poster His Facebook Pic, Is Arrested

Made it easy to discover Mack Yearwood had outstanding warrants
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2016 1:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Most people hate their mugshots even more than the picture on their driver's license, but a Florida man found a wanted poster with his picture on it pleasing enough to put on Facebook—and it helped cops bust him, the Palm Beach Post reports. Stuart police responded to a battery complaint Monday night, and when they arrived at the scene, suspect Mack Yearwood wasn't there anymore, per WPBF. Trying to find out more about Yearwood, police hopped onto social media and found his Facebook page, on which he had proudly displayed his wanted poster out of Citrus County, whose officials were after him for probation violation on two battery counts.

Cops headed back Tuesday to the house and arrested Yearwood on the outstanding warrants. "I did chuckle, yes," one sergeant tells WPBF. An extra dose of bad luck as Yearwood was taken into custody: He asked officers if he could put on a pair of jeans strewn on the floor, and as he got ready, a bag of pot fell out of one of his pockets. Added onto his woes: a charge of cannabis possession. Meanwhile, the investigation into the battery complaint in Stuart continues, meaning he could face more charges. (Nickelback once had a wanted poster for its "crimes against music.")

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