Fugitive Arrested After Posting on Facebook

Credit: Caldwell Police
Credit: Caldwell Police
Here is a valuable lesson: Never post on social media if you are wanted by the police. Unfortunately that is what Idaho man, Joey Patterson, did and now he is paying the price.

The fugitive, who has been at large since violating probation, made a post on his Facebook page inviting friends to join him for batting practice at a specific location. The police, who had been on the lookout for Patterson, immediately alerted the Caldwell police officers who showed up at the softball field where Patterson was and arrested him on the spot. 

Caldwell Police Sgt. Joey Hoadley told KTVB-7, “Surprisingly, even fugitives can't keep from updating their Facebook status,” he said. “It leads to some great arrests.”

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