LANSDALE, Pa. (CBS) — An alleged drug dealer who taunted police on social media calling himself the “Gingerbread Man,” has been arrested.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman says Mark William Gross, 21, was arrested on February 25 for his alleged involvement in the sale of drugs.
Lansdale Police Officers assigned to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Local Drug Task Force had conducted surveillance in October 2012 and observed a drug transaction. An arrest warrant for Gross’ involvement in that delivery was issued in December 2012.
On February 20, 2013 the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and Lansdale Police Department issued a press release seeking help from the public locating Gross.
Police say on that same date, Gross posted to a news social media website and attempted to taunt police by saying: “im not turnin my self….run run as fast as u can u cant catch me im da ginger bread man……sincierly da gingerbread man.”
Two days later, police say Gross contacted police and said he would turn himself in.
On February 25th, police say Gross was finally arrested during a short foot pursuit. Authorities say officers were conducting surveillance when they observed a man sitting in a vehicle that resembled Gross. As officers approached, Gross and police observed him toss several bags of suspected heroin.
Gross was apprehended and the heroin was recovered.
He’s been charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance and related offenses and has been remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post bail.