Prison escapee Shaun Davidson has revealed that he has ‘retired’ from his criminal ways and would not ‘resist arrest’ should authorities ever find him.
The 33-year-old Australian, who made headlines in June after digging out of Bali’s notorious Kerobokan jail, also issued an apology to Indonesian authorities.
Through messages from his public Facebook page to The Daily Telegraph, Davidson revealed his motives for fleeing jail had been because of his lack of faith in the Australian justice system.
Shaun Davidson (pictured) has revealed that he has ‘retired’ from his criminal ways since escaping from Bali’s Kerobokan prison in June
‘If I wasn’t going to be deported to face the system in Perth I would never have escaped and I’m sorry to the Indonesians for that,’ Davidson or someone acting as him said.
The messages also stated that he was not currently in Indonesia and was instead someplace where his story was not news.
‘I just want to live the rest of my life happily I’ve retired and arnt (sic) doing anything that affects anyone else badly I’m living a normal life in a new place and am happy doing so,’ he said.
Davidson also claimed he would not resist arrest ‘when if ever Interpol come knocking,’ and that he was happy people still believed he was in Indonesia.
‘I want to get on with my life This shouldn’t define who I am,’ he said.
Despite his multiple posts and comments no new photos of Davidson have been posted since his escape.
Through messages from his public Facebook page to The Daily Telegraph, Davidson (pictured) revealed his motives for fleeing jail had been because of his lack of faith in the Australian justice system
The escapee claimed he would not resist arrest ‘when if ever Interpol come knocking,’ and that he was happy people still believed he was in Indonesia
Since escaping jail Davidson has claimed to be everywhere from The Netherlands to Thailand, and most recently in a cafe in the Caribbean.
‘Dinner time I’m starving,’ he wrote alongside the check-in at Cafe Luna Barbados.
In further comments he even gave the meal he was having, which he stated was: ‘rack of lamb grilled with sweet potato crust and balsamic syrup’.
Seemingly in a jovial mood after the meal, just hours later he posted a mock photo of him on a Shawshank Redemption movie poster alongside Morgan Freeman.
His posts came as police said they believe Davidson is somewhere near Indonesia’s border with East Timor.
‘The Australian has not yet (fled out of country) and is still in Indonesia,’ Bali Provincial Police Chief Petrus Golose said.
‘(He is) the focus of a search on the border between Indonesia and Timor-Leste.’
The 33-year-old (pictured) broke out of the notorious Kerobokan prison in June and has been using social media to taunt police since
Through a public Facebook page Davidson has kept followers up to date with his life as a prison escapee, checking-in across Asia and regularly posting light-hearted memes (pictured)
Other recent Facebook posts from Davidson’s account have taunted the authorities over their inability to snare him.
‘Run run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man,’ he posted last week.
The post was met with an outpouring of support from his more than 6,000 followers.
Davidson also created his own ‘wanted’ posters offering a ‘huge reward’ award for his capture.
He alsomade a series of posts on Facebook claiming to be in various exotic locations across the globe.
‘Living the dream,’ he wrote in June, claiming to be in Amsterdam.
Despite the claims of officers, Davidson checked-in on Facebook as being in Barbados on Wednesday
Davidson has yet to provide any new photos of him since his escape from the Bali prison
‘Run run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man,’ he posted to his Facebook page Tuesday
Davidson tunnelled out of the overcrowded Bali prison with three other inmates in June, with just 10 weeks left on his sentence.
Two escapees were caught within days, while Davidson and another man remain on the run.
The other inmate is believed to be in Malaysia, with problems brewing in getting him extradited.
His popularity has increased since his escape, with a fan page also established in his name.
It has so far garnered nearly 1,400 followers and claims to ‘show support for this all round good guy’.
In a series of posters, which were met with a huge amount of support from his followers, he called himself a ‘gangsta, hustler, outlaw, ladies’ man and hide and seek champion’
Davidson created fake ‘wanted’ posters claiming there was a ‘huge reward’ for his capture
Balinese authorities said in July they were ‘close’ to finding the fugitive.
After the announcement, Davidson messaged Interpol, the world’s largest police organisation, asking them how close they really were to catching him.
‘How how’s it going, just wondering, when you say close, how close are you really?’ he wrote.
Davidson claimed he was not trying to taunt police with his Facebook activity, instead just ‘having some fun and a laugh’ with his life.
‘I’m living my life just trying to make the best out of a bad situation,’ he said.
Davidson had previously messaged Interpol, the world’s largest police organisation, asking them how close they really were to catching him
Davidson and three other inmates escaped from Kerobokan prison through a muddy tunnel (pictured) on June 20