Utica Police Department
When the Facebook page of a man wanted on multiple arrest warrants taunted authorities with messages such as "Catch me if you can, I'm in Brooklyn," officers were bound to capture the man quickly and in an entirely appropriate place — right in front of his computer.
According to the NY Daily News, 29-year-old Victor Burgos still had his Facebook page open when a task force of U.S. marshals and NYPD detectives arrived at his Brooklyn apartment. The man was placed under arrest and taken to Oneida County where he is facing charges related to domestic violence and harassment of his ex-girlfriend.
Before he was captured though, Burgos did more than just taunt officers via his Facebook page: He went as far as posting "a video showing him walking into an unidentified NYPD stationhouse believed to be in Brooklyn" on his website.
There's no explanation as to what this man's motivation was and whether he genuinely believed that he could continue with his online antics without getting caught eventually. All Utica police sergeant Steve Hauck had to say about the incident is that "He told us via Facebook to come and get him and we did."
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