It is the goal of most fugitives from justice to elude police, and they are happy when they succeed.
But one brazen fugitive who was wanted by police in Utica, New York, took delight in taunting the authorities, challenging them on his Facebook page to “Catch me if you can, I’m in Brooklyn.”
Which is precisely what New York City police did last Monday, when they nabbed Victor Burgos at his Bed-Stuy Brooklyn apartment sitting—where else?—in front of his computer with his Facebook page open.
The 29-year-old Burgos, who is a Brooklyn native, was being sought by police upstate on multiple arrest warrants for domestic violence and harassment of a former girlfriend. When his picture appeared on the Utica Police Department’s website as one of its 10 most wanted suspects, Burgos apparently became enthralled with his brush with fame. He even posted a video on his Facebook page showing him walking into an unidentified NYPD police station.
The New York Daily News quotes Utica police Sgt. Steve Hauck as saying, “He told us via Facebook to come and get him—and we did.”
Burgos, a rap music promoter, was driven to Oneida County on Tuesday, where he is scheduled to appear before a judge.
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