FREELAND, Pa. -- Police in one Pennsylvania town really "liked" this Facebook post.
The (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader reports officers
arrested 35-year-old Anthony Lescowitch less than two hours after he
shared a wanted photo of himself and taunted police for not being able
to find him.
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Police in Freeland say Lescowitch shared the wanted
bulletin minutes after they posted it on the department Facebook page
The Freeland Police Department posted a photo of
Lescowitch at 9:19 p.m. Monday, noting that Lescowitch, 35, was wanted
for aggravated assault and numerous other charges. The post asked that
anyone knowing Lescowitch's whereabouts to call police at 570-636-0111
Less than two hours later, Freeland police posted another
photo of Lescowitch, this time with the caption: "CAPTURED!!!!!! SHARES
OUR STATUS ON FACEBOOK ABOUT HIMSELF, CAPTURED 45 MINUTES LATER."
said they noticed that Lescowitch shared their post about him on his
Facebook page minutes after they posted it on theirs, and that he
taunted police in his post as well.
He was being sought on assault charges.
officer pretending to be an attractive woman then messaged Lescowitch.
Police say Lescowitch refused the offer of a drink but eventually agreed
to meet for a cigarette, and was arrested at the agreed-upon location.
Lescowitch remained in the Luzerne County Jail Tuesday. Court records don't list a defense attorney for him.
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