A Florida man, Mack Yearwood, a man with two outstanding warrants as well as a possible tie to an open case was captured by police after he used his ‘wanted by police’ poster as his Facebook profile photo.
“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 last week got calls about an alleged battery at a local home and the victim pointed to Yearwood as a possible suspect as he had already fled the scene before the police arrived.
“The patrol guys,looked where he was and for some intelligence, they went to his Facebook page,” Bossio told ABC news. They discovered that he used his wanted poster for his Facebook profile.”
When officers found Yearwood, he was sleeping at his brother’s house, and upon their arrival, was also found with ‘weed’ in his pants.