Fugitive arrested in Cut Bank after revealing his location in Facebook postings

Continuing in the vein of thinking before you post things online, we have this news item from northern Montana.

Authorities in Glacier County have arrested a 47-year-old man who skipped out on his parole in California 12 years ago after he posted updates to his Facebook profile revealing his location.

The Associated Press reports that sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert Lewis Crose on Saturday morning at a Cut Bank casino. He had been working the harvests in that part of the state for more than a decade.

Crose was imprisoned following a 1996 incident in which he used a shotgun to fend off an intruder at his appliance store in Ventura, Calif. He had a history of violating parole, the Helena Independent Record reports.

Crose posted a number of updates to his Facebook profile at the end of October that gave clues to his location. On Oct. 28, he revealed his location as Cut Bank.

A sergeant with the Glacier County Sheriff’s Office reportedly told the fugitive, “I said, ‘Listen, man, you’ve got to stay off Facebook’… He kind of hung his head and laughed.”