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Fugitives taunt pursuers online

While technology has aided crimefighters, it's also evidently created new ways to frustrate them -- as this article by The Post's Monica Hesse reports:

Craig "Lazie" Lynch was hanging out in someone's kitchen, half-naked and wrapped in a Christmas garland, gleefully holding a turkey while flipping an entirely different kind of bird.

He was supposed to be in jail.

In the past two weeks, this little paradox has made him a folk hero to thousands of people around the world.

He stands for something. Or he's a raging idiot.

The story so far: Lynch, a 28-year-old Brit, was serving a seven-year sentence for burglary at a low-security prison outside of Suffolk, England. He escaped in September 2009. Police issued a public appeal for tips to his whereabouts; in late December someone informed the local paper that his whereabouts were completely transparent. On Lynch's recently updated Facebook page, he was complaining about the weather, feasting on a venison steak and "thinkin, which lucky girl will be my first of 2010!!"

Read the full story on this web site.

By Washington Post Editors  |  January 7, 2010; 8:23 AM ET
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