Fugitive Says He'll Surrender If 15,000 People "Like" His Wanted Poster

May 23, 2019

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Jose Simms is a wanted man in Connecticut--and all he wants is for people to "Like" him! The AP reports that the 29-year-old has struck a deal with the Torrington Police Department to surrender if 15,000 people "Like" his wanted poster on Facebook. Torrington Police Lt. Brett Johnson claims he negotiated Simms down from 20,000 "Likes" and that 15,000 "will be difficult, but it is doable." As for Simms--who's wanted after failing to appear in court on charges including breach of peace and risk of injury to a child--he told the AP via Facebook, "I wanted to give them a little incentive for all the hard work they put in to catch me." He's believed to be hiding somewhere in New York state.