(RepublicanPress.org) – Police officers manage to locate suspects in a variety of curious ways. In some instances, investigators use sophisticated techniques to find lawbreakers. In others, sheer luck (or incompetence on the part of the culprits) plays a significant role in their arrest. The latter case came into play in a hilarious instance of cat and mouse that recently took place in the United Kingdom.
On Monday, October 4, the Derbyshire Constabulary’s Safer Neighborhood Policing Team (SNT) announced the arrest of a suspect in Swadlincote, England. According to the report, officers knocked on a resident’s door and asked about the whereabouts of a “wanted offender.”
Officers went ahead and conducted a quick search of the premises despite being told the offender wasn’t there. Officers opened a cupboard (closet in the USA) as part of their effort. Lo and behold, they found the suspect hiding under a blanket. According to the constabulary, “his big feet gave him away.” Unknown to the suspect, they were sticking out from beneath the blanket.
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Sergeant Nizzer noted that anyone attempting to flee from the police will end up “go[ing] to jail tired.” However, as he explained, this suspect “had his blanket ready” for a jailhouse nap.
The SNT posted the two images in the tweet above with no explanation. Perhaps, the suspect wanted to hide from cameras after being discovered?
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