Police: Fugitive caught after posing for newspaper

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Man Arrested After He Reveals Himself In Newspaper Poll

An alleged New York bail-jumper was arrested on his Pennsylvania college campus after he posed for a news photographer and police spotted his picture in the paper.


Authorities caught up to 25-year-old Jacob Close after he took part in the (Bloomsburg) Press Enterprise's weekly "Your Opinion" feature, answering a question about the controversy over the Washington Redskins' name.

Police say Close jumped bail in a drug and drunken-driving case in Ithaca, New York, several years ago. The Press Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1m9vuzZ) reports he was arrested Sunday at Bloomsburg University's student recreation center. University police knew Close was wanted but weren't aware he was on campus for the summer until his photo was published.

Close was held on $25,000 bail pending extradition to New York. Court records don't list an attorney for him.

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