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Facing the music: Man arrested after 'liking' own mugshot on Facebook

Facing the music: Man arrested after 'liking' own mugshot on Facebook
“Most wanted” may not mean what one Montana man thinks it means. He clicked “Like” below his own picture ‒ a mugshot labeled “most wanted,” posted by a local Crimestoppers group on Facebook – and was subsequently arrested.

Levi Charles Reardon, 23, had two outstanding warrants out for his arrest when the Great Falls/Cascade County Crimestoppers posted his photo on Facebook as one of April’s most wanted suspects. In January, he was accused of stealing a wallet and personal checks, the Great Falls Tribune reported. Police also said he cashed four of those checks

The day after the photo was posted, Reardon checked it out and hit the ‘like’ button.

How often do you get to like your own mugshot on the Most Wanted list....Thanks Levi.Posted by Great Falls/Cascade County Crimestoppers on Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Crimestoppers group got a kick out of the suspect’s actions and shared his like.

“How often do you get to like your own mugshot on the Most Wanted list....Thanks Levi,” they wrote.

Reardon had previously been questioned by police after a check made out to him was determined to be a forgery. The check in question had been cashed at a grocery store, according to court documents.

He was arrested without incident after his social media fail, and appeared in court on a $2,500 felony forgery warrant.

“To our current knowledge, Mr. Reardon's arrest was a result of an anonymous tip,” the Crimestoppers group wrote on Facebook. “As we always state, you can help crime in our community by receiving rewards for tips leading to arrest and remain anonymous.”

He will be arraigned on Thursday, KIRO reported.

ARRESTED 4/24/2015 - Reardon, Levi Charles: 23 yoa, white male, 5’11”, 160#, blond hair, blue eyes, wanted on: Forgery (common scheme), felony, total bond $2,500Posted by Great Falls/Cascade County Crimestoppers on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Great Falls/Cascade County Crimestoppers replaced the photo that Reardon liked with an updated “arrested” photo “as we always do” after he was taken into custody, the group wrote in a Facebook comment.

The group is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization.