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A New Facebook Game: Taunting the Cops When They Can't Catch You

DiscoblogBy Brett IsraelDec 23, 2009 6:41 PM

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Some people are simply addicted to Facebook, even those that should keep a low profile, according to CNN:

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.

On his Facebook page, Lynch, who was sentenced to seven years for aggravated burglary, is literally giving the finger to the law. The police have spoken with Facebook and are following his status updates like bread crumbs in an attempt to track him down. Then again, "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," says one cop. Uh, not to tell you how to do your job, officers, but maybe you should try tracking the data packets back to the computer he's using rather than just hoping he'll make slip up and tell you where he's hiding out. Related Content: Discoblog: Are Happy Facebook Pics Proof That You Aren’t Depressed? Discoblog: Computer Program Can “Out” Gay Facebook Users Discoblog: Desperate For Facebook Friends? Buy Some!

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