Otago Daily Times

Wanted man taunts po­lice on Face­book

- Crime · Viral · Facebook · Greater Auckland · Wellington, New Zealand · South Island · New Zealand

AUCK­LAND: A fugi­tive whom po­lice have been hunt­ing for al­most a month has taken to Face­book to taunt au­thor­i­ties — laugh­ing and telling them to ‘‘catch me if you can’’.

Po­lice have been try­ing to find Mathew Kid­man since Oc­to­ber 16.

The 40­year­old, who has links to the wider Wellington area and South Is­land, has war­rants for his ar­rest and is con­sid­ered to be dan­ger­ous.

Mem­bers of the public are warned not to ap­proach him but to call 111 im­me­di­ately.

A Face­book page dubbed ‘‘Matty Kay’’ replied to a friend who had shared a wanted post put up by po­lice in Wellington ap­peal­ing to the public for in­for­ma­tion.

‘‘My word, who’s that checky [sic] fella. Bloody good look­ing. Lord almighty,’’ he posted.

‘‘Ba­haha catch me if you can. But by golly, they [bet­ter] have [their] A­game on. There’s shoes tied tight and a de­cent dog aye.’’

Kid­man’s page fea­tures sev­eral photos of him­self pos­ing with a brown pit­bull dog.

The replies were posted three weeks ago — about the time Kid­man be­came a wanted man.

This is not the first time Kid­man has been on the run and even­tu­ally caught.

In Jan­uary 2016, he re­moved an elec­tronic bracelet and fled his Wellington ad­dress. He was caught five days later.

Po­lice con­firmed yes­ter­day they were still work­ing to lo­cate Kid­man. — The New Zealand Herald

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