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Wanted man taunts Flagler sheriff with a Homer Simpson-Where's Waldo GIF, gets arrested

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The man was identified as a fugitive in a Fugitive Friday Bingo episode.
by: Guest Writer

By Brittany Kershaw

Public Affairs Manager FCSO

After taunting the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, a Fugitive Friday Bingo target was arrested.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office featured Steven Victor Young on an episode of Fugitive Friday Bingo on Aug. 2, 2019. Young had active warrants from Flagler County for forgery charges, as well as for failing to appearing in court on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On Aug. 20, Young responded online to the Fugitive Friday Bingo post by commenting with a GIF video of Homer Simpson standing in the kitchen and Waldo walking in the background. The GIF had a comment that reads “Waldo, Where are you?!” 

At the time of Young posting the comment, FCSO encouraged Young to turn himself in. When that did not happen, Sheriff Rick Staly and members of the FCSO Fugitive Unit reached out to agencies in the Washington, D.C., area, as they believed that was where Young was residing. 

On Jan. 7, 2020, the USMS Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and the USMS Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Young at his mother’s residence in Washington, D.C.  He will be extradited back to Flagler County to face his charges.  

“Taunting us on Facebook is only going to put you more in the spotlight than you already were,” Staly said. “We didn’t find Waldo, but we did find Steven Young, and soon he can be found at the Green Roof Inn where he will face the charges against him. Let this be a lesson to other fugitives that we will never give up looking for you, so turn yourself in. You are only delaying the inevitable.”  

Young will be held without bond. The FCSO would like to thank the USMS Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and the USMS Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force for their assistance in this case. 

 

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