The police officers these days, especially those from the Freeland Police Department in Pennsylvania, seem to enjoy capturing public offenders by using the power of social media. Here is the story of one not very bright wanted person named Anthony James Lescowitch Jr.
According to police reports Lescowitch was one of the four men charged with the assault of an unarmed civilian on Ridge Street in Freeland in July last year. The Pennsylvania man had been evading the cops since November 2013. Eventually he got captured recently in a unique way.
Lescowitch decided to mock the cops after they posted his wanted bulletin on their Facebook page. He shared his own wanted picture on his personal Facebook profile and wrote some profanities for the cops to see. Some of his friends wished him good luck and jokingly commented about giving him a ride to the station.
What he didn’t know was that a female undercover police officer named T.J. Rentschler would begin chatting with him. She quickly managed to set up a meeting for a drink and bait the criminal. Just 45 minutes after Lescowitch reposted his wanted bulletin he was captured by the police when he attended the meeting with what he believed was an attractive young woman.