Burglary suspects gives secret hiding place away on Snapchat

03/26/2015 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Maine – A burglary suspect trying to elude police was caught after revealing his secret hiding place on social media. As reported by WebProNews, the man, 24-year-old Christopher Wallace was tracked by police after he made a series of Snapchat posts while on the run.

Police were searching for Wallace in connection with a recent burglary. Help finding him was requested of the community by authorities in Somerset County, Maine. Individuals alerted police to Wallace’s posts prior to him being caught.

According to the Somerset County Sheriff’s office, “Last night, using the Snapchat app, Wallace posted that he was at his house in Fairfield, which prompted people to call the Sheriff’s Office. Corporal Ritchie Putnam, Deputy Ron Blodgett (from our agency), and two officers from Fairfield Police Department went to the residence. They were given permission to search the house, and initially they did not find Wallace. Here’s where things went bad for him…While the deputies/officers were wrapping up their search, Wallace posted again on Snapchat. This time he posted that the police were searching for him in the house, and that he was hiding in a cabinet.”

A woman was also arrested at the scene for giving police false information when asked whether anyone else was at the residence at the time.

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