An hour after the photograph and description of Lake was posted, a Facebook user by the name Sam Lake posted the reply: “I need to get a new mugshot”.
Soon after the user updated their profile picture to a modified screenshot of the Facebook post, edited so the wanted man resembled US actor Ben Stiller pulling his Zoolander character’s trademark pose.
Not to be outdone by the cheeky response, the Christchurch police wrote back: “Come and see us and will arrange at no cost”.
The user shot back: “If only they were as good at finding me as they were with comebacks.”
The exchange has garnered hundreds of comments and Likes in support of both parties and has gone viral on internet sites such as Twitter, Imgur and Reddit.
Police were unable to confirm the authenticity of the posts, but had been notified and were monitoring the posts.
Within 24 hours of these exchanges Lake was arrested after a vehicle he was riding in was pulled over.
(Source – AP Press)