Fugitive Who Taunted Cops on Facebook Busted

Brit 'Lazie' Lynch not-so-escaped con now after 4-month run
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2010 12:29 PM CST
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(Newser) – A British burglar who busted out of prison in September and kept a quasi-amusing record of his flight on Facebook has himself been busted by police. As recently as New Year's Eve, Craig “Lazie” Lynch was in London, and broadcast that fact to his 40,000 friends: He described “watchin the London firework display surrounded by thousands of incompetent pigs. I'm even recorded asking police for directions.”

Despite that act of derring-do, Lynch was eventually nabbed in Kent, the Times reports, and is charged with escaping from lawful custody. Beneath all his posturing and crude pronouncements—“Craig ‘Lazie’ Lynch Is thinkin, which lucky girl will be my first of 2010!!”—the fugitive appeared to have the soul of a remarkably astute poet. “You’ll have a laugh with me,” he wrote on his profile. “But it will end in tears. It always does.” Farewell, sweet prince.

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