A wanted man who bragged on the Facebook page of Anne Arundel County Police in Maryland that "Y'all will never catch me" after they posted his photo there Wednesday became the laughingstock of the country Thursday when authorities arrested him.
Anne Arundel County Police Department profiled Roger Ray Ireland, 28, of no fixed address on Facebook as a part of its "#WantedWednesday" initiative which prompted members of the community to start tagging members of Ireland's family alerting them that police were looking for him.
An obviously miffed Ireland soon surprisingly joined the online chatter on the police post.
"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 in a screen grab of the conversation made public by police.
By Thursday, the police announced that they arrested Ireland in South Baltimore near the Anne Arundel County line at approximately 1:00 p.m.
"They (investigators) executed a traffic stop on the vehicle that he was in and he was taken into custody without incident. Ireland was taken to the Northern District and served with an outstanding warrant for violation of probation," noted the police on Facebook.
"Social Media is a great tool for law enforcement and we appreciate our Social Media Sleuths," Police Chief Kevin Davis said "Community involvement is paramount to law enforcement's success and the amount of tips that we receive daily on social media shows how much ownership citizens are taking in their own communities."
The incident has since gone viral online with many people simply laughing at Ireland's stupidity.
"I hope he reads this and realizes everyone is laughing because he is stupid," noted Trish Groh on Facebook.
"Dear Roger, I can see you have not learned the ways of the Internet. In other words one should never poke the bear... Don't drop the soap sunshine," added Pat Abell.