A wanted man has vowed to stay on the run until after Christmas, following a bizarre Facebook poll he created asking pals for their opinions.
Twenty-nine-year-old Daley Smith from Alsager, Cheshire, is wanted by cops for alleged drug and criminal damages offences.
However, he regularly posts to social media to taunt cops since going on the run in July after breaching a court order.
Cheshire Police have tried to capture Smith for months, but, as yet, have not had any luck.
Posting from the latest in a number of different accounts, Smith purportedly wrote: “Daley Smiths official day 156 on the run since he ripped his curfew off and said fuck you to the corrupt fucker up Cheshire Police force & justice system…fuck the courts they ain’t getting me in the dock, check the clock, tick tock, tick tock. Well not for 44 days anyway.
“Slight change of plan, (MY) official day 200 falls on Christmas Day, I’ll do my best to get there and then I’m gna set the internet on fire with a big party and then another party for new year. Ya’sain’t ready!!! 44 days come on Daley lad. I’ve got this!!!” [sic].
In other posts, he wrote: “Put it in all ofya papers, I’m not afraid, you can read all about it, read all about it, read all about it. #44days2go”
On 7 November, he shared a post with his 2,500 Facebook friends, asking them to ‘love’ react if they thought he should carry on on the run or to ‘like’ it if they reckon he should hand himself in.
He wrote: “Anyone that thinks I should hand myself and go to court 5 weeks before Christmas, the day of my trial on the 19th November, just like the post. This will be interesting and will put things into perspective. I don’t need your advice, I know everything any of yas could possibly tell me. Just give me your reaction.”
In the end, 342 of his followers ‘loved’ the post, compared to 50 who ‘liked’ it.
He’s previously posted to say: “Cheshire police have got more chance of finding Madeleine Mcann [sic], I may as well be in Japan, they’ve even been harassing my nan but everything hasn’t gone to plan.
“They’ve fucked with the wrong man, I feel like Peter Pan. So far I don’t know how far I’ve ran but it’s been mad since this journey began.”
And on 25 September, wrote: “Cheshire Police have just gone through a door in Crewe for me.
“Not a single person in the house. You’ve already chased me from there lads, I’ve slid out the window twice like Mo Farah. You’ve got to do a bit better than that.”
A warrant for Smith’s arrest was issued in July for breaching a court order in relation to an appearance in court back in May over criminal damage.
He was given a three-month curfew meaning that he is required to be at home from 7pm until 7am from May to August.
Smith was also charged with possession with intent to supply class B cannabis and concerned with the supply of cocaine, according to police. He is due in crown court this month.
Last month a Cheshire Police spokesman confirmed he was still at large and added, said: “We’re appealing for help to trace Daley Smith who is wanted in relation to a breach of court order.
“We are aware of the Facebook page and are continuing to appeal for information in relation to his whereabouts.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101.
This article originally appeared on theladbible