Connecticut’s ‘Facebook fugitive’ finally turns himself in
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut man who promised to turn himself in if his wanted poster received 15,000 likes on Facebook has made good on his pledge.
It just took longer than expected.
Torrington police say 29-year-old Jose Simms called Enfield police on Wednesday and asked them to pick him up because he was wanted. Enfield police turned him over to Torrington police, who held him on $30,500 bond.
Torrington police posted Simms’ poster on Facebook on May 22. He contacted police through the site and agreed to surrender if the post received 15,000 likes. It quickly surpassed that number.
The post had more than 29,000 likes as of Wednesday.
Simms was being sought as a fugitive after failing to appear in court on several charges. It couldn’t be determined if he has a lawyer.