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Wanted Man's Social Media Postings Led to His Arrest

Wanted Man's Social Media Postings Led to His Arrest

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Chicago Tribune via YellowBrix

February 06, 2010

LOCKPORT, N.Y. – Police didn’t have to wear out any shoe leather tracking down Christopher Crego (KREE’-goh).

The 39-year-old fugitive from western New York all but turned himself in by posting his workplace on the social networking sites Facebook and MySpace.

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Police in the city of Lockport passed the information along to U.S. Marshals, who arrested Crego Wednesday at the Terre Haute, Ind., tattoo parlor where he worked.

Crego had been wanted since he failed to show up for a sentencing hearing after pleading guilty last fall to assault. He was also charged with drunken driving, drug possession and using a BB gun to kill birds.

Lockport police posted a thank-you note on Crego’s Facebook page that read, “It was due to your diligence in keeping us informed that now you are under arrest.”


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    badgeman50

    over 4 years ago

    88 Comments

    If it wasn't for stupid people, we would have anyone to laugh at!

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    JP503

    over 4 years ago

    7616 Comments

    Gotta love it. Good job

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    hydhejr

    over 4 years ago

    408 Comments

    Good job!

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    SPDNH156

    over 4 years ago

    150 Comments

    Awesome! Job security....

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    AKangel

    over 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    NOW THAT'S FUNNY! WHAT A DUMB A.... NOW THAT"S ONE THAT WILL GO AROUND THE OFFICE FOR AWHILE.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    GOTTA LOVE IT ..............when they are this stupid ............

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    Gearhart

    over 4 years ago

    344 Comments

    Who says social media doesn't have a plus side?

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Tell me the officer making that post wasn't grinning ear to ear.

    Seriously...fish in a barrel provide more challenge than this nimrod!

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    kevw25

    over 4 years ago

    1298 Comments

    LOL I would love to see his reaction when he reads that post.

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    usa_24

    over 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    That guy does not sound to smart. What an idiot.

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    The request to "add a new friend" to view his profile on Facebook. I guess he overlooked the meaning of his new friend, "J.L. Thyme". Sucker............

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    4theblue

    over 4 years ago

    1566 Comments

    What a dumbass ! Awesome comment by the officers !

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    ps4436

    over 4 years ago

    352 Comments

    Two words: Job Security!

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    HEYSARGE

    over 4 years ago

    16726 Comments

    LOL...........................................................................

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I love the comment, by the cops, on his Facebook page....Priceless.

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