Florida Man Arrested After Allegedly Using His Own Wanted Poster For Facebook Profile Photo
Florida Man Arrested After Allegedly Using His Own Wanted Poster For Facebook Profile Photo.
We all look for the perfect profile picture for our Facebook page. However using your wanted poster may not be the smartest way to go.
Mack Yearwood, 42, from Stuart Florida was arrested last week on outstanding warrants from Citrus County, on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Stuart police said Yearwood used his “Wanted of the Week” poster from that county as his Facebook profile photo.
Police then used the photo to help identity him as a suspect in a reported disturbance. Yearwood was located Tuesday and arrested on two warrants. He asked to put on a pair of jeans lying on the floor near his bed. As he got dressed, a bag of marijuana fell out of his pocket so, a charge of possession of cannabis under 20 grams was added.
An alleged Florida fugitive was tracked down by police after he used a “wanted” poster issued for him as his Facebook profile photo.
The Stuart Police Department announced they arrested 42-year-old Mack Yearwood on outstanding warrants for an alleged battery in Citrus County.
“Facebook is a great way to communicate and connect with old friends and family. If you are wanted by the police, it’s probably not a good idea to use the ‘Wanted of the Week’ poster of yourself as your profile pic,” the police department posted on Facebook. “Mack Yearwood must have thought differently.”
The next day, officers on the next shift were alerted that Yearwood was at large, and, while researching him on the internet, came across his profile page with the poster, which had been recently created, Bossio says.
Police ultimately caught up to Yearwood and allegedly discovered he had marijuana on him, Bossio says.
He has been charged with two felony counts of battery as well as possession of cannabis under 20 grams.
He is being held on $20,000 bail and is being represented by a public defender, who could not immediately be reached for comment. It is unknown if he has entered a plea.