Guy Busted 5 Minutes After Posting “Catch Me If U Can” on Police Department’s Facebook

Smooth move.

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Conventional wisdom dictates that you don’t post about your crime sprees on Facebook. It should follow, then, that you definitely don’t post about them on the Facebook page of the police department that’s trying to bust you. But doing just that is what got what got Rolando Lozano caught for a series of auto burglaries he’s charged with committing along with his brother Damian.

The siblings were suspected of the break-ins of at least 17 vehicles in a Rosenberg, Tex., subdivision, KTRK-TV reported. Damian was easily apprehended, but Rolando stayed on the lam. So the cops posted his “wanted” mug on their Facebook page.

Perhap Lozano thought the fuzz doesn’t really check social media all that often and taunted them with this:

Well, the “muthasuckas” he was referring to actually were checking the page to see if anyone could offer clues leading to his capture. Tips led police to a relative’s home where he was hiding and before long Lozano was busted. The Rozenberg P.D.’s response?

BURN.

8 comments
KobeWild
KobeWild

The server has logs.. they can just look up the ip the message came from and walk right over to the subscribers home.

The smart way to do the dumb he did is to drive about 100 miles away and pull up outside a Starbucks or Mc Donnal and leave a message from there...   Better yet, if your on the lam... stay off the internet and ditch your cell phone.


baldwin.johnm
baldwin.johnm

That....was some kind of record....rotflol. I have never committed crimes because I know I have the worse luck in the world and would definately be caught in record time...but even if i were to do something stupid...even i would probably last longer than that...lol

AlphaJuliette
AlphaJuliette

Certainly a potential future candidate for the Darwin Award.

goblue562
goblue562

Just goes to show the usual intellect level of the common criminal..  :)

swingerofbirch
swingerofbirch

Would have been more clever written as: "We can. And we did. Five minutes after you posted."

darthmail
darthmail

@goblue562  Yes, as well as the usual intellect of the average social media user.