"It's probably not a good idea to use the 'Wanted of the Week' poster of yourself as your profile pic," the police department posted

By Stephanie Petit
September 05, 2016 02:40 PM
Stuart Police Department

An alleged Florida fugitive was tracked down by police after he used a “wanted” poster issued for him as his Facebook profile photo, PEOPLE confirms.

The Stuart Police Department announced they arrested 42-year-old Mack Yearwood on outstanding warrants for an alleged battery in Citrus County.

“Facebook is a great way to communicate and connect with old friends and family. If you are wanted by the police, it’s probably not a good idea to use the ‘Wanted of the Week’ poster of yourself as your profile pic,” the police department posted on Facebook. “Mack Yearwood must have thought differently.”

Police responded to a call late Monday night about an alleged battery, Corporal Brian Bossio tells PEOPLE. But when cops arrived on the scene, Yearwood had allegedly fled, Bossio says.

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The next day, officers on the next shift were alerted that Yearwood was at large, and, while researching him on the internet, came across his profile page with the poster, which had been recently created, Bossio says.

Police ultimately caught up to Yearwood and allegedly discovered he had marijuana on him, Bossio says.

He has been charged with two felony counts of battery as well as possession of cannabis under 20 grams.

He is being held on $20,000 bail and is being represented by a public defender, who could not immediately be reached for comment. It is unknown if he has entered a plea.