The reward of a free lunch at a local restaurant was all the enticement an anonymous tipster needed to help Sanford police arrest a wanted fugitive who had been on the lam for nine months.

On Friday, Sanford officers arrested Bryan Farr-Luciano, 21, who was wanted on outstanding warrants for unpaid fines, violating conditions of release and a probation violation from New Hampshire for possession of heroin, according to Detective Sgt. Matthew Jones.

Farr-Luciano, or Rochester, N.H., was taken into custody without incident and was being held at York County Jail as a fugitive from justice, Jones said in a statement.

The apprehension of Farr-Luciano was due to a tip received after an April 13 posting on the Sanford Police Department Facebook page that offered an “all-expense paid lunch at a local restaurant not to exceed $20” for information leading to his capture.

The tipster wanted to remain anonymous, but met officers at a local restaurant to receive the “lunch money,” Jones said. Police also gave the tipster a letter of thanks.

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