Wanted Fla. man arrested after taunting deputies with Homer Simpson meme

Steven Young was arrested in Washington, D.C. after commenting on a sheriff's office Facebook post requesting help to locate him


Tiffini Theisen
Orlando Sentinel

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — A fugitive who trolled Florida deputies with a Homer Simpson meme was found hiding at his mother’s home and arrested, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

In August, Steven Victor Young posted an image of the “Simpsons” character asking “Waldo, Where are you?!” as a comment on a sheriff’s office Facebook post requesting the public’s help locating him, the department said.

Flagler County Sheriff's Office
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Young had active warrants from Flagler County for possession of forged bills, possession of forging instruments, and failure to appear for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

After seeing Young's taunt, deputies reached out to law enforcement in Washington, D.C., where they believed he was staying.

U.S. Marshals arrested Young, 33, on Tuesday at his mother's home in D.C. He was to be extradited back to Flagler County to face his charges and held without bond.

The USMS Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and the USMS Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force worked together in Young's arrest.

“Taunting us on Facebook is only going to put you more in the spotlight than you already were,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “We didn’t find Waldo, but we did find Steven Young and soon he can be found at the Green Roof Inn where he will face the charges against him.”

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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