Shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday night, a Yakima County sheriffs deputy attempted to pull over an off-road motorcycle, but the driver sped off, and the deputy was unable to keep up. And that might have been the end of the incident, until Social Network Darwinism kicked in:
However, several hours later authorities learned a 19-year-old man was bragging on Facebook about outrunning officers. A photograph on the web site was "strikingly similar to the one that eluded the deputy hours earlier," according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies than carried out a search warrant at 4 a.m. at the man’s home, where he was arrested pending charges of reckless driving and other infractions.