Police issue their own smiley arrest selfie as they catch wanted thug who taunted them on Facebook while he was on the run
- Wanted man Andrew Fox, 32, taunted police online with selfies and memes
- He posted a selfie putting his middle finger up to a police car while on the run
- He even posted memes in the comment section of his own wanted appeal online
- Officers posed for a selfie with him after his arrest in Kettering, East Midlands
Police got their own back on a wanted man who had been taunting them online by posting their own selfie after they arrested him.
Andrew Fox, 32, put a selfie on Facebook putting his middle finger up at a police car while he was on the run.
The fugitive posted the picture online of him grinning for the camera along with the bragging caption: ‘Hello Mr Officer.’
Police got their own back on a wanted man who had been taunting them online by posting their own selfie as they arrested him. Andrew Fox, 32, is pictured above with two police officers complete with smiley face emojis
But the posts backfired after officers caught up with him this week in Kettering, East Midlands.
Northamptonshire Police tweeted their own selfie complete with smiley face emojis as they arrested Fox on Wednesday.
Mr Fox put a photo of himself on Facebook showing him flipping his middle finger at a police car after an warrant was issued for his arrest
He posted the cheeky snap online along with the bragging caption: ‘Hello Mr Officer’ (above)
Kettering ProActive Cops wrote: ‘So the ‘fugitive’ who has been mocking our colleagues will mock no more.
‘You’re in ‘cuffs lad, and off to custody, having met us today. Not much to smile about, one would suggest.’
Fox, of Northampton, was convicted of assault and was jailed but released early on licence.
The force issued an appeal to track him down on July 6 after he breached the terms of release and Fox taunted police while on the run with a series of posts on Facebook.
On July 20 he posed next to an empty police car smiling while he made an offensive gesture.
He also posted a number of memes in the comments section of a police Facebook post appealing for help in catching him.
The posts, which included a picture with the words ‘peek-a-boo’, have since been removed.
Writing on Facebook, Fox also whinged about not living close enough to the probation office making it difficult for him to attend meetings.
Fox was previously convicted of attacking an 84-year-old war veteran in his back garden over an argument about a television.
A police spokesperson said earlier this week: ‘Andrew Fox has a significant criminal history and is wanted on recall to prison after failing to comply with conditions imposed for an assault conviction.
‘Rather than spending his time posting on social media, we’d advise him to hand himself in.
‘Otherwise our officers look forward to catching up with him, after which he’ll have plenty of time behind bars to reassess his situation and the choices he has made.’
Fox, pictured above, also posted a number of memes in the comments section of a police Facebook post appealing for help in catching him. The posts, which included a picture with the words ‘peek-a-boo’, have since been removed