Wanted Man Arrested Day After ‘Can’t Catch Me’ Facebook Post: Police
A 28-year-old man was arrested one day after police in Maryland say he taunted them on Facebook.
Roger Ray Ireland was profiled on the Anne Arundel County Police Department Facebook page during its #WantedWednesday feature on July 23.
Followers of the department’s page began to share the booking photo and description of Ireland that was included in the post, and allegedly Ireland himself took notice.
A user named Roger Ireland joined in the thread stating “can’t catch me” and “Y’all will never catch me…”
The same user made several posts in the thread and even got into an argument with another person calling them a “cricket lover.”
The day after Ireland’s image was posted on Facebook detectives saw him in a vehicle in South Baltimore near the Anne Arundel County line, the Police Department stated on Facebook.
Ireland pulled over and was taken into custody without incident, according to the Police Department.
He was served with an outstanding warrant for violation of probation, police stated.
“Social Media is a great tool for law enforcement and we appreciate our Social Media Sleuths,” Police Chief Kevin Davis stated on Facebook. “Community involvement is paramount to law enforcement’s success and the amount of tips that we receive daily on social media shows how much ownership citizens are taking in their own communities.”