A man wanted on multiple arrest warrants for domestic violence and harassment of his ex-girlfriend challenged cops with a Facebook status saying, “Catch me if you can.” So they did.
A New York Police Department press release posted on the City of Utica’s Facebook page says that on June 6, Victor Burgos allegedly called his ex-girlfriend several times though out the day and threatened to kill her.
Before police could arrest him for that, he fled to New York City and Utica City Court issued warrants for Burgos, with a bail amount of $32,000.
Burgos was sitting at a computer with his Facebook page still open when marshals and detectives tracked him down in his Brooklyn apartment, according to The New York Daily News.
He allegedly posted a Facebook status update saying, “Catch me if you can. I’m in Brooklyn.”
And that’s not all; he took his taunting further by posting a video on his web page showing him walking into a NYPD stationhouse, according to the Daily News.
He began his onslaught of online baiting after his mug shot was featured on the Brooklyn department’s website. He was listed as one of its 10 most wanted last month.
“He told us via Facebook to come and get him and we did,” Utica police Sergeant Steve Hauck told the Daily News.
Burgos is actually a rap music promoter who uses the alias R. Mack Milly. He was taken back to court this week where he’ll be sentenced by a judge.
We weren’t able to find his personal Facebook page, (could it could be this one under the name Ruben Burgos?) but we think we found his business page under his alias. On his wall someone even posted a picture of his mug shot. We can’t imagine that’s good for business.
Under personal information, he lists his experiences in the technology field, and wrote:
My prior experiences are spread throughout financial services, mainstream media publishing, technology, and Internet-based companies.
Think he’ll figure out how to use Facebook one of these days?
All we can say is, let’s hope Burgos is more effective at using social media to promote his business than he is at using it to hide from the cops.