Fugitive makes good on Facebook, donuts promise

Michael Zaydel.
Michael Zaydel. Photo credit: Redford Township Police/Facebooki

A wanted man who bet police they couldn't get 1000 shares of a Facebook post about him has made good on his promise to turn himself in.

Two weeks ago, the Redford Township Police Department in Michigan made a post about 21-year-old Michael Zaydel, wanted on a number of misdemeanour charges.

In response, Zaydel sent them a message promising not just to hand himself in, but bring them a dozen doughnuts if they could get 1000 shares on their next Facebook post.

"That's a promise," he wrote. "I'll pick up every piece of litter around all your public schools. Let's see if you can get those shares," the fugitive told them.

"Challenge accepted!" the Redford Township Police Department wrote in their next post.

"Donuts!!!! He promised us donuts! You know how much we love Donuts!"

The post was shared 4600 times, and as promised, Zaydel handed himself in earlier this week. 

"He walked in on his own, and not only did he bring the donuts, he brought one bagel!" the police said in a follow-up post.

He was sentenced to 39 days in jail, the Telegraph reports, after pleading guilty to probation violations.