March 25, 2019

Wanted man uses his mug shot as facebook profile picture

Wanted man uses his mug shot as facebook profile picture

Police searching for a Florida man in connection with a battery case discovered that he was using his wanted poster and mug shot from another case as his Facebook profile picture, authorities said.

“Facebook is a great way to communicate and connect with old friends and family,” Cpl. Brian Bossio wrote in a post on the Stuart Police Department’s Facebook page. “If you are wanted by the police, it’s probably not a good idea to use the ‘Wanted of the Week’ poster of yourself as your profile pic.”

Police responded to a call late Monday night about an alleged battery at a house in Stuart, Florida, Bossio told ABC News today. Although the suspect had fled the scene, the alleged victim identified Mack Yearwood, 42, as the suspect and gave the officer an address where Yearwood was staying, police said. The officer passed that information along to his colleagues working the next day, police said. Read more

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