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Wanted man slips up with Facebook post
Timesleader.com ^ | January 21. 2014 | Steve Mocarsky

Posted on 01/21/2014 4:33:16 PM PST by moonshinner_09

FREELAND — If you’re wanted by the police, it’s probably not smart to post a police department’s “wanted” photo of yourself on your Facebook profile.

But, that’s just what Anthony James Lescowitch apparently did. And he was captured 45 minutes later, Freeland police announced, fittingly enough, on the department’s Facebook page.

The Freeland Police Department posted a photo of Lescowitch at 9:19 p.m. Monday, noting that Lescowitch, 35, was wanted for aggravated assault and numerous other charges. The post asked that anyone knowing Lescowitch’s whereabouts to call police at 570-636-0111 or 911.

Less than two hours later, Freeland police posted another photo of Lescowitch, this time with the caption: “CAPTURED!!!!!! SHARES OUR STATUS ON FACEBOOK ABOUT HIMSELF, CAPTURED 45 MINUTES LATER.”

Police said they noticed that Lescowitch shared their post about him on his Facebook page minutes after they posted it on theirs, and that he taunted police in his post as well. So, undercover officers used a Facebook profile of a fictitious attractive woman to engage in online conversation with Lescowitch through Facebook, pretending to be interested in meeting him.

Lescowitch initially declined an offer to meet for a drink, but when an officer asked him where he was and said, “The least you can do is come out and have a cigarette with me,” Lescowitch agreed, police said.

Sure enough, when undercover officers pulled up in a car at the location he specified, Lescowitch came out and was promptly arrested.

Freeland police said they wanted Lescowitch for an assault back in the summer, and he had been ducking them since the fall. He was also wanted by Luzerne County Probation.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; facebook; facebookisthedevil; freeland; fugitive; lescowitch; oops; pennsylvania
Haha this will be dumb and dumber...You big dummy..
1 posted on 01/21/2014 4:33:17 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Stupid is forever


2 posted on 01/21/2014 4:35:30 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: moonshinner_09

I guess the guy doesn’t have a job so he spends all day online?


3 posted on 01/21/2014 4:36:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

“I guess the guy doesn’t have a job so he spends all day online?”

Kinda like a lot of folks here


4 posted on 01/21/2014 4:38:27 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: moonshinner_09

5 posted on 01/21/2014 4:39:05 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Paging Gene Pool: you have a floater.


6 posted on 01/21/2014 4:43:08 PM PST by 867V309 (I love potatoes-except, of course, Lena Dunham)
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To: moonshinner_09

Remember kids: cigarettes are bad for your health


7 posted on 01/21/2014 4:43:42 PM PST by Moose Burger
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To: moonshinner_09

Anthony J. Lescowitch Jr., 35, who as a prison inmate in 2012 spoke to students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, was wanted for aggravated assault and other charges after a incident in Freeland last July.

Court papers filed against him Nov. 27 said Lescowitch was wanted for hitting the victim in the head. The victim fell to the street, was knocked out and robbed while incapacitated. His wallet, which contained $53 and an ATM card, were among the items taken, police wrote. The victim’s ATM card was later used to withdraw $100, according to an affidavit filed by Officer Denna Krammes, who investigated the case.

According to court papers, Lescowitch, who was also wanted by Luzerne County Adult Probation, was arraigned Tuesday morning by Magisterial District Judge Martin Kane, Wilkes-Barre, and committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail.


8 posted on 01/21/2014 4:44:02 PM PST by kcvl
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To: al baby

I thought about that.....


9 posted on 01/21/2014 4:45:23 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: moonshinner_09

If a hot woman ever propositions you, and hot women typically are not attracted to you, it’s a trap.


10 posted on 01/21/2014 4:49:39 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Note to self: Never accept Friend requests from the police when I’m on the lamb.


11 posted on 01/21/2014 4:51:59 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: moonshinner_09

crooks is dumb


12 posted on 01/21/2014 4:53:13 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: al baby

blame it on Obama....


13 posted on 01/21/2014 4:53:35 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
If a hot woman ever propositions you

I'd be suspicious enough to run for the hills. I have to be careful at around "Kind of cute" too.

14 posted on 01/21/2014 4:55:53 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Yo-Yo

rofl


15 posted on 01/21/2014 4:56:19 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Yo-Yo

Are you “on the lamb” much?


16 posted on 01/21/2014 5:00:27 PM PST by BipolarBob
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To: kcvl



17 posted on 01/21/2014 5:01:42 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: moonshinner_09
ictitious attractive woman to engage in online conversation with Lescowitch through Facebook

People don't believe me when I tell them Facebook is for one night stands. They think people are actually interested in their philosophic ramblings or their cat.

18 posted on 01/21/2014 5:35:10 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: MeshugeMikey

That is so funny. You have a great sense of humor, and the talent to go with it.


19 posted on 01/21/2014 6:04:21 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: moonshinner_09

Note to wanted people: if a stranger, claiming to be an attractive woman wants to meet, don’t go. On second thought, if someone is a real criminal, they should meet.


20 posted on 01/21/2014 6:15:01 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: moonshinner_09

“My selfies never come out good.”


21 posted on 01/21/2014 6:28:52 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Fantasywriter
Thank you! It helps keep me somewhat sane in this brave new stupid world!


22 posted on 01/21/2014 6:31:57 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: moonshinner_09; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

> not smart to post a police department’s “wanted” photo of yourself on your Facebook profile. But, that’s just what Anthony James Lescowitch apparently did. And he was captured 45 minutes later, Freeland police announced, fittingly enough, on the department’s Facebook page.

Hey, maybe it was a nice likeness. Now he’ll have a profile for his Profile.


23 posted on 01/21/2014 7:03:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: GeronL

To #14. I’d be suspicious just if they could see!


24 posted on 01/21/2014 8:29:24 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Yo-Yo
Note to self: Never accept Friend requests from the police when I’m on the lamb.

I am not even going to ask why you are on that poor lamb.

25 posted on 01/21/2014 8:53:23 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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