Robert Lewis Crose, 47, had been duckin’ the law for 12 years until today! How did they catch him? Everyone’s favorite social networking site, Facebook!
Robert Crose was arrested in Montana after updating his status with his location complaining about the cold weather in Montana.
Crose’s Facebook page includes an Oct. 28 posting complaining that his “water line froze even with heat tape and wrap” after the temperature fell to 20 degrees below zero. When someone asked where he was at, Crose responded with a post that said “Cut Bank,” a small, windswept town just south of the Canadian border.
Crose was convicted of making a terrorist threat and a gun violation for using a sawed-off shotgun to fend off an intruder at his appliance store in Ventura, Calif., in 1996. He served less than a year in prison and was paroled. Los Angeles Times reports say he was returned to prison for a parole violation and paroled again in October 1998.
California authorities sent pictures of Crose to Montana, which officers distributed around Cut Bank on Friday. Shortly before noon Saturday, officers got a call that said Crose was at a local casino.
PSA to criminals and fugitives: DO NOT ENGAGE IN SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES! #imjustsayin Lol