Fugitive Updates Friends: 'Ya Got Away Thanks Bro'

Travis A. Nicolaysen has eluded police, but isn't hiding from Facebook
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 9, 2012 5:20 PM CDT
Fugitive Updates Friends: 'Ya Got Away Thanks Bro'
On the lam? Keep away from Facebook, too.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, file)

He's on the lam, but Travis A. Nicolaysen still had time to update his Facebook page. The 26-year-old has eluded authorities since two foot chases Wednesday and a dragnet that included a police dog tracking him through a Port Angeles, Washington, neighborhood. The dog came up only with a blue bandanna he had been wearing. His first day on the run, one friend posted to his account: "Cops all over you." Nicolaysen responded the next day with: "ya got away thanks bro."

A post from another friend told him to be careful. Another urged him to surrender and set a better example for his children (a picture on the Facebook page shows Nicolaysen with two toddlers). Nicolaysen has been convicted of five felonies, including domestic violence, burglary, and theft of a firearm, said police, who are, yes, checking his Facebook page. He is wanted by the Washington state Department of Corrections for failing to check in with his community corrections officer since January. He's also accused of assaulting his girlfriend on March 28. Better make that his ex-girlfriend. In a post Saturday, Nicolaysen changed his relationship status to single. (More Facebook stories.)

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