Big Island authorities arrest wanted man who documented 'police chase' on Facebook Live

Hawaii sex assault fugitive appears on 'Facebook live' claiming to be chased by police
(image: Facebook/Joshua Corbin)
(image: Facebook/Joshua Corbin)
(image: Facebook/Joshua Corbin)
(image: Facebook/Joshua Corbin)

OCEAN VIEW, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii Island police have located and arrested a wanted man accused of sexual assaults in Hawaii and Texas.

Joshua Corbin, 30, who police described as dangerous posted a Facebook Live video recently during what he said was a police chase.

Whether he was really being chased by police at the time is unclear.

Last Thursday, he made a video claiming to be fleeing from police. The flipped screen makes it look like he's in the passenger seat, but he's actually driving while on Facebook Live.

The video starts out with Corbin stopped in a parking lot on the Big Island. For some unknown reason, he takes off spontaneously.

He is seen driving erratically, crossing double yellow lines and honking his horn.

Big Island police say Corbin has no permanent address but frequents the Ocean View area and he's also been seen in Kona and in Hilo.

It's unknown if he is actually running from police because no sirens are ever heard. But Corbin says police are chasing him multiple times throughout his video.

"Alright so I'm on a real high speed chase and I'm making myself a drink because I'm probably gonna die at the end of this," said Corbin, in the video.

Big Island police sent out a news release Monday requesting the public's help in locating Corbin.

He was located in Hilo at around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and remains in custody.

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