A heavily-tattooed fugitive has sent a series of taunting messages to Australian police after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Ethan Bramble, 23, is on the run after officers asked for public help in tracking him down over assault-related offences. The Melbourne-native has previously described himself as a “weird-looking dude” and has tattoos over 98% of his body, including his eyeballs. Police posted a picture of the wanted man and “described as caucasian, with a thin build”. But Bramble sent a number of mocking comments underneath, by saying: “I’ve never once seen him in my life.” “Nananana you’ll never catch me” he posted this week on Facebook .
The dad-of-one has been described as “the world’s most modified youth” and has made multiple appearances on commercial television over his unusual apperance. Bramble has up to 150 tattoos all over his body and has a number of other modifications, including a snake-like tongue split and multiple piercings. He claims that the arrest warrant for his arrest is simply down to a “mix-up”. “Never have I ever hit a female, let alone an ex partner,” he wrote in response. According to his account, he dropped a bottle of beer at his ex-girlfriend’s feet after she confronted him in a bar.
“It was a childish thing to do, I’ll admit that,” Mr Bramble said in a video to his 205,000 Instagram followers.. He denies assaulting her and says authorities cannot prove that he threw it in her direction. “So then I contacted the bar that I went to, and they have camera footage of the whole thing … I hate to have to explain myself as well, but unfortunately that’s what I have to do”. Police in the state of Victoria confirmed on Friday that the warrant was still active, according to the Telegraph. Bramble said that he started changing his body 10 years ago when he got his ears stretched at the age of 11. He hasn’t stopped making alterations since, which he admitted made him appear a “weird looking dude”. He says he is often stopped on the street to explain his unique look, especially from women.
And by the time he was 17, Ethan said he started to take an interest in heavy modification because he “liked the way it looks”, Australian media reports. Ethan told Australian media outlet News.com.au : “Girls especially come up to me on the street and ask, ‘Why? Just why?’ “And I ask, ‘Why do you dye your hair? Why do you put makeup on in the morning, why do you paint your fingernails?’ “It’s the way you want to look, your appearance and I’ve always been a strong believer in you shouldn’t really judge people in the way they look – the end product is 100 per cent worth the torment, if you’re committed to it.”