Wanted man dresses as 'Where's Waldo' to turn himself in

By Ben Hooper  |  Jan. 9, 2017 at 3:26 PM
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HARROGATE, England, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A man sought by British police taunted law enforcement with a series of Where's Waldo? themed Facebook posts before turning himself in while dressed as the character.

North Yorkshire Police said officers spent much of the weekend searching for J.J. McMenamin, 30, after he failed to show to to court to face charges stemming from alleged driving offenses.

Police said helicopters and sniffer dogs were employed in the search for the suspect.

McMenamin, who apparently knew police were after him, changed his profile picture on Facebook to a photo of his face on the animated body of the titular character from the Where's Waldo series -- known as Where's Wally in Britain.

"Dude, I'm right here," a caption on the photo reads.

The photo was followed by a series of Waldo-themed posts, apparently aimed at taunting police.

McMenamin posted a Facebook Live video of himself dressed as Waldo while getting a ride to the Harrogate police station and talking about his plan to turn himself in to police.

A second video that has apparently since been deleted showed McMenamin arrive outside the Harrogate station and wait for police to come find him.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman confirmed McMenamin turned himself in at the station.

"A 30-year-old man from Middleham has been arrested after he handed himself in to officers at Harrogate police station," the spokeswoman said. "The arrest comes after extensive police searches for the man over the weekend."

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