Escaped prisoner taunting police online


BLACK LAKE, Sask. – A 21-year-old man being sought by police after escaping custody appears to have been taunting police online.

RCMP say Solomon Toutsaint ran away from the courthouse in Black Lake, Sask., on Jan. 21 while officers were taking several people in custody to their court appearances.

Since then, RCMP say it appears Toutsaint has been posting updates on his Facebook page saying “Catch me if you can lol” and “Imma bad boy.”

Sgt. Cory Niedzielski of the Stony Rapids detachment says Toutsaint is “sort of treating everything a little bit like a game.”

However, Niedzielski says the posts and information being supplied by the public may be giving investigators some idea of where Toutsaint might be.

The officer says Toutsaint would have to be using a Wi-Fi connection or someone’s home connection to be posting.

“We don’t have cellphone service up here,” he says. “So these posts are not mobile in nature, like how you could be driving down the highway and posting something, and you could be between one place and another place.”

Niedzielski says that raises the possibility that someone has allowed Toutsaint into their home to use their computer briefly.

The RCMP considers Toutsaint to be non-violent, adding he faces two counts of break and enter.

He is described as aboriginal, five feet nine inches, about 150 pounds, with a slender build, short black hair and brown eyes.