Famous Tattooed Model Taunts Police, Eats Maxibon After Arrest Warrant Issued
"You’ll never catch me. Cream on brothers".
Victoria Police are searching for Ethan Bramble, a model with tattooed eyeballs and a split tongue who calls himself "the world's most modified youth".
But he seems to be enjoying his time on the run, sharing videos and photos taunting police, posting the song 'F**k Tha Police' by rap group NWA, and even posting to a novelty ice cream group on Facebook as he evades capture.
"He is described as Caucasian, with a thin build. He has tattoos to 98 percent of his body, including his face, his eyes have been tattooed black and gauges approximately 10cm in diameter in both earlobes," police said in a Facebook post on Thursday, saying he was wanted on an arrest warrant.
"He is known to frequent the Melbourne CBD, Preston, Windsor and Ringwood."
Victoria Police told 10 daily the arrest warrant had been issued for allegedly failing to appear at court.
But while some would keep a low profile after their photo was posted online by police, Bramble took a different tack.
"I’ve never once seen him in my life," Bramble quickly commented on the post, in a message liked by nearly 2500 people at the time of writing.
On his own Facebook page, Bramble posted a video of himself standing at a bus stop, smiling as NWA's 'F**k Tha Police' plays in the background.
"Street cred?" he wrote alongside the video.
In another post, on the Facebook group 'Blokes and their Ice-creams', Bramble uploaded a photo of himself eating a Maxibon treat on Wednesday afternoon.
"Nananana you’ll never catch me. Cream on brothers P.s if I go down I’m taking all you biccie first biters down with me," he wrote, adding an emoji of a fist.
That post has also become popular on the 70,000-strong group, getting thousands of comments and likes.
Bramble shares much of his life on his Instagram page, where he has more than 200,000 followers. On the photo platform on Wednesday, as he taunted police online, he posted a photo spruiking the clothing brand of one of his sponsors.
He has been on a media tour in recent weeks, appearing on several TV talk shows -- including Studio 10, on May 14, where he talked about his tattoos and other body modification procedures, including having his ears stretched and tongue split.
"I have always enjoyed how it looks. Growing up I was interested in Aztec design like nose poles and then as I got older I realised, wow, you can get more intense stuff done ... you can get all kinds of weird and wacky stuff done," Bramble said in the interview.
Police continue their search for Bramble.
"Anyone that spots him or has information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Melbourne West Police Station on (03) 8690 4444 or Crime Stoppers via 1800 333 000," Victoria Police said.