Wed, 5 Jun, 2019
Oops! Canadian fugitive caught after revealing his location on Facebook
A Canadian fugitive has made a major mistake that has led to his arrest as he invited police right to his doorstep.
Jessie Dean Kowalchuk, 27, was wanted in westernmost British Columbia province for violating his probation which was related to three separate crimes in 2015, according to SBS.
When he spotted his photo on the website of television station CFJC Today in Kamloops, he sent a Facebook message to taunt the news show’s producers and revealed that he was in the capital of Alberta.
"News flash morons I'm in Edmonton and not coming back," Kowalchuk wrote, according to the station.
However, despite Kowalchuk declaring he wasn’t coming back, he was unaware that the police could go to him.
Police are pleased with the arrest.
"We're just really pleased that he sent the message advising where he was living in Alberta and that we were able to extend the warrants to Alberta so that we could bring him back here to face charges," federal police Corporal Jodi Shelkie told public broadcaster CBC.
"You've got to face up to your actions at some point and you know it doesn't matter where you go - sooner or later, the police are going to find you," she said late on Tuesday.