Nowadays it seems like there’s no escape from the public’s eye because you are disclosing your whereabouts each time that you swipe your card, carry a cell phone or simply post it on social media. In this case, Nicholas Grove, a 38-year-old man escaped from an Idaho jail and took advantage of his freedom a little too much.
This guy escaped from jail and was later caught.
He made it all the way down to Cancun, Mexico and was so overwhelmed by his freedom that he decided to post about it. I can’t imagine who his friends and followers are, but I would assume that he shouldn’t even have told them about where he was. Nicholas didn’t feel that way and proceeded to share photos of himself on both Twitter and Facebook. It seems to me that if you were faced with charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of burglary tools, an invalid license and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit that you would be extra cautious when you also become a wanted man for escaping jail! But it’s pretty obvious that he is not among the brightest of criminals.
Nicholas posts pictures of his new and brief freedom:
Apparently the freedom was too much for him to keep to himself and he was compelled to share it. Of course, in doing so he alerted the authorities to his location and they promptly recaptured him. Nicholas might be a great escape artist, but not much of a criminal. That should be Rule Number 1 in the criminal handbook: Do Not Post!
A US Marshall admitted:
“Social media certainly played a role originally because this certain individual bragged about his escape on Facebook”.
They don’t even have to try anymore! Especially when you take it upon yourself to declare to the world what you are doing every single minute. Clearly, if Nicholas didn’t post about it, he might have enjoyed his freedom a little longer.