The Sun — A man wanted by Anne Arundel County police bragged, “Y’all will never catch me,” in a comment under his own mugshot on their Facebook page Wednesday. On Thursday, they did. Roger Ray Ireland, 28, of Edgewater, was arrested in South Baltimore, near the Anne Arundel County line at about 1 p.m. and served with an outstanding warrant for violating his probation, police said. Police featured him in one of their weekly “#WantedWednesday” Facebook posts, prompting people to tag his family members in the comments section. “Yo all yall people tagging my hole family bout my [business] stay … outta [my business],” Ireland wrote. “Wait what?? Isn’t that him right above my comment??” wrote another commenter. Police said detectives from the department’s Intelligence Unit received tips Thursday that led to Ireland’s arrest.
Did that really not work? Just a stroke of bad luck I’d say. His strategy was nearly flawless. When you play the “hide in plain sight” game, you’re making a conscious decision to play the percentages. Think about it. How many other times can you remember somebody getting caught dropping the “na-na-na boo boo, you can’t catch me” right in the fuzz’s eyeballs on facebook? Maybe once, ever in the history of time? That’s a 99.9% success rate. I’ll take those odds all day every day and twice on Tuesdays. Criminals are usually caught by hard police work, never by posting their own picture on Facebook. It’s really just math. Ever heard of it? So this guy’s no idiot for making a calculated, well thought out decision. You don’t need to pull out your TI-83 to figure this one out. But unfortunately, sometimes the chips just don’t fall your way. Tough noogies.