Convicted felon posts on Facebook while on the run

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Nothing says “catch me if you can” like a Facebook update while eluding police.

A Washington state man is wanted by the state’s Department of Corrections and Port Angeles police on a parole violation charge and “for felony assault for allegedly injuring a girlfriend in a March 28 incident.

According to Peninsula Daily News, 26-year-old Travis Nicolaysen made a pit stop to change his Facebook relationship status from “in a relationship” to “single.”

On the day of the chase, friends flooded his Facebook wall, including one who said, “cops all over you.”

A few hours later Nicolaysen replied, “got away thanks bro.”

Other friends urged him to turn himself in.

“I’ve been down this road bro… Its no good,” wrpte one. “Maybe it’s time to turn a new leaf and get your shit going right. Do what you gotta do though Bud.”

Port Angeles Police Cpl. Tom Kuch says Nicolaysen’s bold usage of social networking is unusual, but not unheard of.

“It’s more frustrating than anything,” Kuch said. “He and others like him seem to think that being on the lam is glamorous.”

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