British police have appealed for information about the whereabouts of an escaped prisoner who has been telling the world via Facebook about his life as a fugitive.
Craig Lynch, 28, escaped Hollesley Bay open prison near Suffolk, eastern England, back in September, but has continued to update his Facebook status regularly — describing everything from his meals to who his next girlfriend will be…
In a…posting from earlier this week Lynch wrote “Is thinkin, which lucky girl will be my first of 2010!!.”
Police are trying to use clues left by Lynch on his Facebook to track down where the convicted burglar may be hiding…
“We have spoken to Facebook and we are trying to trace him from the information we have, but it’s one of those things that we’re also asking for help from members of the public,” Suffolk police spokesperson Anne-Marie Breach told CNN.
“Obviously we’re taking what he’s saying on Facebook with a pinch of salt because he’s now aware that people may be reading what he’s writing.”
Life on the lam apparently gets easier and easier. So much for snoops and database mining.