JERMYN, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — We often see police departments using social media as a tool to catch criminals. This time, a Facebook post about a potential prowler went hilariously wrong.
“If you know Captain America, have him give us a call, we need to talk to him about wandering around people’s houses.“ The Jermyn Police Department put this now-deleted photo on Facebook Wednesday night.
Matt Stasyszyn, or “the Captain“, had good intentions when he was walking down Jefferson Avenue over the weekend, but navigation might not be one of his “superpowers“.
Matt’s wife Alysia asked him to pick up a bag of beef sticks that she ordered from a scout’s fundraiser, but she texted him the wrong address — twice — and that’s why he was spotted on a neighbor’s security camera.
“I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m never going to let her live this down, but for all the people watching, I’m not blaming my wife for this,“ said Matt.
Matt called the cops and cleared up the confusion. The Jermyn Police Department took down the post and put up a new one that said, “Captain America was identified and everything checks out“.
By the way, if you want to buy some of those beef sticks, you can reach out to Scouts BSA Troop 21 on Facebook.