Man Puts His Own Wanted Poster On Facebook And Cops Catch Him In 45 Minutes


By Daphne R

One dumb criminal in Pennsylvania thought he would outsmart police and taunt them by sharing on his personal Facebook page a wanted photo of himself that he found on the police department’s social media page.

Anthony Lescowitch, age 35, knew that police were looking for him and while he sat in hiding he snooped around the Freeland police department‚Äôs Facebook page and found a wanted bulletin of himself with his photo. Lescowitch was wanted for aggravated assault and ‚Äúnumerous other charges‚ÄĚ according to the Wanted Bulletin.

Within a couple hours of Lescowitch sharing his own wanted bulletin, police had an attractive undercover police officer solicit him on Facebook, offering him a chance to meet up for a drink. He refused that offer, but when she asked him to meet her for a cigarette, he agreed. When he arrived to the assigned location to meet the woman, he was arrested by police. It took police about 45 minutes from the time they made contact with Lescowitch before they had him in handcuffs. Once he was in police custody, they posted on their Facebook page: ‚ÄúCAPTURED!!!!!! SHARES OUR STATUS ON FACEBOOK ABOUT HIMSELF, CAPTURED 45 MINUTES LATER.‚ÄĚ

From Lescowitch’s Facebook page, those who know him say he was invited out for a drink and while at the bar another patron started taunting him. They say he tried to listen to what the man had to say and eventually got up to leave. Then, the man followed him outside, uttered something to Lescowitch and they say he threw one punch at the man and walked off.

His acquaintances describe him as a man who was trying to get his life together who held seminars about change, and always tried to help others. They are hopeful that he will be released and free of all charges.

Lescowitch is due in court for a preliminary hearing on January 29. Court records indicate he is being held in the Luzerne County Jail on charges including aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct stemming from the incident.


 Daphne R is an experienced marketing and communications professional that provides social commentary, self-help, tips, and reports news of events that matter to African Americans.


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