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Wanted man goes viral after leaving sarcastic Facebook comment on his own mugshot

He has now been arrested :(

Source: Imgur via Reddit

SAM LAKE IS a 23-year-old man who had a warrant issued for his arrest by police in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The police service posted an appeal for his whereabouts on their Facebook, complete with a mugshot.

Lake, however, wasn’t happy with his look. And he left a comment to that effect.

This sparked a bit of a war of words with the Christchurch Police.

And then, he started to get smart.

Source: Imgur

After the Facebook conversation was posted on on the r/NewZealand subreddit, it began to spread internationally.

One Redditor Photoshopped some Blue Steel onto Lake’s mugshot.

Source: Imgur

At which point, wanted man Lake – apparently delighted with his viral success – used the image as his new Facebook profile photo.

Source: Facebook

However, his time in the spotlight was short-lived.

Christchurch Police posted this update two hours ago:

Source: Facebook

Although Lake still has his supporters.

Source: Facebook

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