Bali jail escapee taunts police
WA fugitive Shaun Davidson has again taunted police on social media, more than a year after breaking out of Bali’s Kerobokan prison.
Davidson, 34, is one of four foreign prisoners who made a risky dash for freedom by burrowing a tunnel 15m under the walls of the jail on June 19 last year.
He has also gone on to become a social media sensation, thanks to a series of Facebook posts in which he taunts his would-be captors with comments such as: “Run run as fast as you can can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man.”
He has also mocked up wanted and movie posters.
In a Facebook post, Davidson checked in to the Gold Coast, adding the caption: “Hello gold coast.”
It was music to the ears of his thousands of followers with some urging him to keep running.
“Cheers for the beers big fella. Run Forrest run !!!” one supporter posted. And another: “Well done. Having a beer for ya now mate.”
Two of the men, Bulgarian money launderer Dimitar Nikolov Iliev and Indian drug smuggler Sayed Mohammed Said, were caught at a luxury resort in East Timor.
Davidson and a fourth man, 50-year-old Malaysian national and fellow drug offender Tee Kok King, remain at large.
Tee has kept a low profile on the run while Davidson, from Perth, has used at least one of his Facebook accounts (he reportedly has several) to throw the authorities and the media off course.
He has previously “checked in” to four countries — the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and the United Arab Emirates using the Facebook name Matthew Rageone Ridler.
Davidson had less than three months to serve of a one-year sentence for passport fraud when he escaped the Balinese jail.
He is a boxing instructor who taught classes at Kerobokan prison, where his students included Bali Nine member Matthew Norman.