NBC News reports:
Police in Connecticut say a fugitive has so far failed to honor an agreement to surrender once enough people responded positively to his wanted poster on social media.
Torrington police say Jose Simms has seven arrest warrants and is being sought as a fugitive after failing to appear in court on charges that range from breach of peace to risk of injury to a child. He is believed to be somewhere in New York.
Torrington police Lt. Brett Johnson posted on the department’s Facebook page Wednesday that Simms had contacted him through the social media site and agreed to turn himself in if the post containing his poster received 15,000 likes.
Police say they’re receiving promising tips regarding the whereabouts of Jose Simms, the Connecticut fugitive who hasn’t surrendered despite an agreement to do so if his wanted poster received 15,000 likes on Facebook. https://t.co/FwFq5yr4eD
— New Haven Register (@nhregister) May 24, 2019