Police Catch Up With 'Gingerbread Man'

Police arrest an alleged drug dealer who referred to himself as the "gingerbread man"

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Thursday, Feb 28, 2013  |  Updated 3:56 PM EDT
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Police Catch Up With 'Gingerbread Man'

Lansdale Police

Mark Gross Jr. taunted police, calling himself the "gingerbread man."

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After months on the run, Lansdale Police were finally able to catch up with an accused drug dealer, who referred to himself as the "gingerbread man."

Investigators first started trailing Mark Gross Jr. back in October of 2012 and say they witnessed him selling cocaine and prescription drugs. They received a felony arrest warrant in December and by February hadn't been able to track down the 21 year old.

On February 20, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office and Lansdale Police turned to the public to ask for help to find Gross.

The same day they did that, Gross made a post to a social media website, taunting police, 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, Gross contacted Lansdale Police and said he would turn himself in, but he never did.

Police say on Monday, officers spotted Gross inside a vehicle parked in an apartment complex on the 1100 block of West Main Street in Lansdale.

When officers approached, they say he took off running. Police say he tossed four bags of heroin during the chase.

Police caught up with Gross and arrested him. He faces a long list of charges, including possession with the intent to deliver and flight to avoid apprehension.

Gross is currently behind bars after failing to post bail.

 


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