Police ‘like’ suspect’s Facebook post

Police in one northeastern Pennsylvania town really “liked” this Facebook post.
Associated Press
Jan 23, 2014


Officers in Freeland arrested Anthony Lescowitch, 35, on Monday night, less than two hours after he shared a wanted photo of himself and taunted police for not being able to find him.
Lescowitch shared the wanted bulletin minutes after Freeland police posted it on the department Facebook page Monday night, authorities said. He was being sought on assault-related charges.

An officer pretending to be an attractive woman then messaged Lescowitch, according to police. Lescowitch refused the offer of a drink but eventually agreed to meet for a cigarette, and was arrested at the agreedupon location.

After the arrest, police posted this message: “CAPTURED!!!!!! SHARES OUR STATUS ON FACEBOOK ABOUT HIMSELF, CAPTURED 45 MINUTES LATER.”



agreed to meet for a cigarette? who agrees to meet for a cigarette? did the police entice him with a marijuana cigarette? dismissed!

BULLISDEEP's picture

Don't ya know cigarettes are the gateway to sex .


It would only be entrapment if new charges were filed from information gained during the set-up. Since it was just to lure him out of hiding, there was no entrapment worries there.

Licorice Schtick

To easy.