“Snitches get stitches” Facebook user warns as FBI offers reward for jail escapee

The FBI today announced a $2,000 reward for information that leads authorities directly to the arrest of Jahquez Scott, the man who allegedly escaped from Cook County jail by wearing a COVID-19 mask and swapping paperwork with another detainee. But not everyone is on board with efforts to apprehend Scott.

A bulletin from the federal agency said he “should be considered armed and dangerous.”

Scott slipped out of the jail by promising to pay another man $1,000 to swap paperwork after the two appeared in bond court Saturday. Jail workers subsequently released Scott on the other man’s recognizance bond, according to the sheriff’s office. He was supposed to be held in lieu of $50,000 bail after prosecutors charged him with being a felon in possession of a firearm while on parole.

Some people seem uninterested in helping authorities recapture Scott, though.

On Thursday morning, a Chicago man shared a media report about the FBI’s reward on Scott’s Facebook page.

“????????????Whoever try to snitch on lil bro or try to back door him an turn him in you a bitch an I hope you die bitch oml????????,” said the post from Yi Jackson.

“Dey gon die????????????,” replied Jfool Gates.

“I’m dead ass snitches get stitches ????????,” continued Jackson. “mfs better let the police do they job that’s what they get paid for.”

Meanwhile, anyone with information about Scott can share it with the FBI’s Chicago office at 312-421-6700 or with the Cook County sheriff’s office at 773-674-8477. Tipsters can also submit information anonymously at fbi.gov/tips

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