Bungling escaped criminal's bizarre Facebook video rant showing where he is leads to re-arrest; Taulbee was originally at the courthouse on charges of probation violation, escape, robbery and resisting arrest.
Byline: Ross Logan
If you're an escaped prisoner on the run, it might be best to keep a low profile.
But not if you're Justin Taulbee, who escaped from the Breathitt County Courthouse in Kentucky last week while waiting to be arraigned.
Rather than go into hiding, Taulbee instead made a bizarre video rant, in which he introduced himself and claimed he was released on his own recognizance.
The clip was posted on Facebook with Taulbee tagged in. Helpfully, the location of where the video was shot - Red River Gorge - was also included.
In the video, Taulbee says: Justin Taulbee coming at you live, a new release coming soon to theaters near you.
"Now as you know on 10/9, 2015, which was this past Friday, I was released from the Breathitt County judicial center on a R-O-R bond.
"For those of you who does not know what that means, it is "released on your own f****** recognizance."
He becomes increasingly more animated, and says at one point: "You may think the court's held and adjourned, but I think it's held in f****** contempt.
"Throw your hammers away you heavy hitters."
Police saw the clip and went to Taulbee's house a few days later. they found him in bed with his girlfriend and re-arrested him.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Joe Veenemen told WKYT : "He asked if someone had turned him in.
"The trooper advised the reason he was able to locate him was because of the video he had posted on Facebook.
"Once the trooper told him that he didn't believe it."
Taulbee was originally at the courthouse on charges of probation violation, escape, robbery and resisting arrest.
An escape charge has been added to his case.
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|Publication:||Daily Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Oct 17, 2015|
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