Suspect caught 12 hours after taunting police on Facebook
Police were hoping the post with his mugshot would attract tips - not a taunt from the suspect
By Liz Hull
The Daily Mail
ROCHDALE NORTH, U.K. — When police put an appeal for a wanted teenager on Facebook, they were hoping for tip-offs from the public. They probably didn’t expect the criminal himself to reply, saying: ‘Catch me if you can.’
But the officers had the last laugh when they arrested Sam Greenwood just 12 hours later...and added their own riposte: ‘Caught you. Do not pass Go, do not collect £200, go straight to jail.’
Police wanted Greenwood, 19, for breaching the terms of his release after he was locked up earlier this year for driving while disqualified and with no insurance. Greenwood failed to heed their advice, but was spotted by officers out on patrol and placed back behind bars.
(Rochdale Police Facebook Image)