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Man Taunts Police Via Facebook; Leads Officers to Him

Associated Press

July 29, 2011

NEW YORK — A fugitive from upstate New York who taunted police on his Facebook page to ‘catch me if you can. I’m in Brooklyn’ has been arrested.

The Daily News says U.S. marshals and NYPD detectives tracked Victor Burgos down to an apartment in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood Monday night, sitting at his computer with his Facebook page open.

The 29-year-old suspect was wanted by Utica police on multiple arrest warrants for domestic violence and harassment of his former girlfriend.

He allegedly issued the Facebook challenge after his mug shot appeared on the Utica Police Department’s 10 most wanted list.

Utica Sgt. Steve Hauck tells the News: “He told us via Facebook to come and get him and we did.”


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    IowaNinersFan

    over 2 years ago

    15076 Comments

    Job security is always a plus.

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    hnyangl

    over 2 years ago

    610 Comments

    This is what I would call being stupid in a no stupid zone ( you get caught)...way to go NYPD.

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    kgbacon

    over 2 years ago

    1300 Comments

    What an idiot. Roger that, Doc... ;)

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    Twinker

    over 2 years ago

    1776 Comments

    Jonas...BUMP

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    SpencerStangz

    over 2 years ago

    420 Comments

    Facebook has many uses...lol

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    Anonymous

    over 2 years ago

    "Catch me if you can," Who does he think he is? Jack the Ripper. Unlike this idiot, Jack the Ripper wasn't caught, and it helped that he didn't let London authorities know where he was at. He could learn a thing or two as he sits in his cell.

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    bstites

    over 2 years ago

    1028 Comments

    freakin moron

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    copper380

    over 2 years ago

    2026 Comments

    Conster74, so what are you trying to say? I am from upstate NY, well actually I guess I am not that brite either....LOL .....My saving grace is the criminals are even dumber than me!! LOL (perfect example here)

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    Jonas

    over 2 years ago

    41144 Comments

    Don't you just love it when arrogant morons like this get caught. Me, I get the warm fuzzies!!! Way to go NYPD!

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    Anonymous

    over 2 years ago

    Crime doesn't pay, that goes double if your stupid.

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    Anonymous

    over 2 years ago

    He is from upstate NY... nuff said :)

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    Hillesheimpm

    over 2 years ago

    4 Comments

    Like the old saying"No sense being stupid if you don't show it"

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    2Greazy

    over 2 years ago

    170 Comments

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes...Dumb@$$

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    LoneWolf2011

    over 2 years ago

    122 Comments

    I absolutely love the Sgt.'s comment!

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    djs2v

    over 2 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Outstanding!!

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