This story is too much fun not to write about. It is certainly going to make Jonathan Bleiweiss very jealous, you know the popular ex BSO officer in jail on charges of sexually assaulting immigrants he detained on traffic stops. Not pretty. But here is the story:
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.
"Mmm... Just had a 12lb venison steak. Roasted veg and chips, bangin meal. I feel stuffed but still got room for the j.d's . Hope you enjoyed the meal babe's. We'll have to eat here again" Lynch wrote on his wall.
In another 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. And they are appealing to the public. I think the guy is going to become a cult hero. We just live in that kind of world.
Lynch was sentenced to a seven-year prison term for aggravated burglary and was serving his sentence in an open prison before his escape, according to a police spokeswoman.
"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." News that Lynch's Facebook was being updated broke yesterday and since then, he has written several times of his life on-the-run. It made CNN.com today. Probably the national news tomorrow. What a world we live in.
By the way, Lynch is not all that optimistic. This afternoon he wrote:
"well what can i say fellow friends. The run is nearly over. Sorry some of you had to find out like this. I know some of you might take offence that i never told you personally. But you know me. I Trust No One. Its the only way to be."
Well, is there a prison newspaper he can run ?