Police arrest fugitive who taunted them on Facebook

30 Jul 2011

A lesson for Facebook-using fugitives: Don’t tell the police to catch you if they can (and tell them where you are), because they probably will.

So learned a man wanted by police in Utica, New York, for harassment and domestic violence.

Victor Burgos (29), who had several warrants out for his arrest, fled and ended up on Utica’s 10 most wanted list, mugshot and all.

When Burgos learned he was that much of a wanted man, he posted this message on his Facebook account: “Catch me if you can. I’m in Brooklyn.”

On top of that, Burgos posted a video of himself strolling into a local police station.

Well, US marshals and officers from the New York City police department tracked Burgos to an apartment – and found him in front of a computer, on Facebook.