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NYPD Captures Criminal After He Taunts Police With His Location On Facebook

/u138055/burgos_mug_shot.jpg" width="228" height="198" style="float: right;" />Hey bad guys, here's a news flash: unless you're Robin hood – and you're not – rubbing your fugitive status in the face of law enforcement doesn't make you cool, it only makes you stupid. Cracking jokes on social media networks may draw some traffic to your Twitter feed, but it also draws cops like white on rice. Victor Burgos is the newest member of the Dumbest Criminals club after using Facebook to taunt NYC police with his location.

Burgos, age 29, was wanted by Utica Police because he apparently was in the habit of beating and harassing one of his ex-girlfriends. Rather than doing time, the Brooklyn-born Burgos fled. Maybe the adrenaline got to his head: after seeing his face on the list of Utica's most wanted, Burgos posted "Catch me if you can, I'm in Brooklyn" on his Facebook account.

So, um, they did.

The NYPD quickly tracked down and arrested Burgos in an apartment the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn. In a deliciously ironic turn of events, he was hunched over his computer and cruising Facebook when police kicked in the door.

Utica Police Sgt. Steve Hauck gets our award for straightforward explanation of the month: "He told us via Facebook to come and get him and we did," he told the Daily News.

07-29-2011, 03:43 PM
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