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Police 'like' wanted suspect Anthony Lescowitch's Facebook post

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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 Monday night.

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 or 911.

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."

Police 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.

An 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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