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Fugitive Who Taunted Police on Facebook Caught

The AP via YellowBrix

January 13, 2010

LONDON — An escaped British convict whose online antics drew an international Internet fan base has been caught after nearly four months on the run, police said Wednesday.

Craig “Lazie” Lynch, 28, was caught by Scotland Yard in southern England on Tuesday night. The force confirmed only that he had been arrested and gave few other details.

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Lynch was serving time for burglary at a minimum security prison in Suffolk, eastern England. He escaped on Sept. 23 and has spent much of his time since posting defiant photos of himself mocking the police on the Internet.

The ensuing media attention drew as many as 40,000 fans to his Facebook page and other associated fan sites, spawning T-shirts and even a tribute song.

Lynch’s page could not be located Wednesday.

Suffolk Constabulary said that Lynch had been charged with escaping from custody and was due to appear in court later Wednesday.


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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    That's why you shouldn't post stupid things on the internet. They come back to bite you

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    ever hear of IP trace? Duhhrrr.

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    nypd3527

    over 4 years ago

    262 Comments

    now i know you want to post a video of lynch getting his ass beat on facebook but dont do it its not good PR :)

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    clobster

    over 4 years ago

    1552 Comments

    I like how he thought escaping from minimum security was some sort of accomplishment. At the Monroe Correctional Complex here in Washington, inmates could literally walk right off the prison grounds from minimum security if they wanted. The difference is they are complete idiots because they all finish their sentences in less than a year. No point adding a few years for a day of freedom you'll get soon enough.

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    rhood

    over 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Great job by the Yard in tracking this wingnut down and putting him back in a cell.

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    ThomasLB

    over 4 years ago

    776 Comments

    Great job.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Who's laughing now!

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    jojogirl

    over 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    I was wondering why I could not find his page........

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11226 Comments

    It was simply a matter of time before this moron got caught. Good work, folks !!!

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    CadetAK

    over 4 years ago

    3416 Comments

    Sucker!! Score one for the cops!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Hoe it was worth it for this POS, because I'm pretty sure that he will be looking at a lot more time behind bars now, as well as being moved to either a medium or max prison!~

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    dslow

    over 4 years ago

    704 Comments

    He had his 5 minutes on fame. Now he'll have a few more years to sit and think about them in prison.

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    APDSARGE

    over 4 years ago

    1064 Comments

    Ahhhh, that didn't take long did it. He swims on the shallow end of the gene pool...

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    mudpuppynj

    over 4 years ago

    384 Comments

    "Every dog has his day." This fella seems to have crapped out.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I bet he doesnt get FB in jail. The fun is over moron hahaha! Good work by the Bobbies!!!! I would tack on an aggravated 1st degree imbecile charge too....................

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