Fugitive arrested after using ‘wanted poster’ as Facebook profile picture

A fugitive on the run in Florida has been arrested after uploading his own wanted poster to Facebook.

Mark Yearwood was tracked down by detectives on Tuesday after he decided to change his Facebook profile photo to his very own mugshot.

The Stuart Police Department posted about the arrest, poking fun at the crim in an update on their social media accounts.


“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,” they wrote.

“Mack Yearwood must have thought differently. On Tuesday, Stuart Police caught up with Mr. Yearwood and arrested him with two outstanding warrants.

“While he was taken into custody, he asked to put on a pair of jeans that were located on the floor beside him. Mr. Mack must have forgotten that his bag of marijuana was still in the pocket.”

As well as being arrested for two outstanding warrants of violating terms of his probation in a battery case, Mr. Yearwood also picked up an additional charge of possession of cannabis under 20 grams.

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