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'Gingerbread man' who taunted cops gets caught

The suspected drug dealer left a note taunting police, but was caught soon afterward

By PoliceOne Staff

LANSDALE, Pa. — An alleged drug dealer who posted a note to a news website to police stating he would not be caught has been arrested after a brief foot pursuit.

Mark Gross Jr. wrote on the site to police, “im not turnin my self....run run as fast as u can u cant catch me im da ginger bread man......sincierly da gingerbread man,” according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Mark Gross Jr., 21. (Lansdale Police Image)
Mark Gross Jr., 21. (Lansdale Police Image)

Gross was wanted for selling drugs, and an attorney had issued a press release asking for the public's help in locating him.

When police caught Gross in a parking lot, the suspect allegedly tossed four bags of heroin as he ran, according to the article.

He has been charged with flight to avoid apprehension, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, police stated. 

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