When all else fails, use pizza: Cops in Los Angeles use food to lure robber hiding in lake

Police use pizza as bait to lure robbery suspect out of Hollenbeck Park Lake

FP Staff April 01, 2016 16:10:11 IST
When all else fails, use pizza: Cops in Los Angeles use food to lure robber hiding in lake

The master criminal. The perfect crime. The ideal getaway. There was only one catch. Hunger.

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A man in a Los Angeles suburb robbed a woman at a local store the other day — without really giving much thought to pesky details like what to do when the cops give chase. CBSLocal reports that the man stole a woman’s purse and mobile phone before running out. As was inevitable, the police gave chase and almost caught up with him.

Realising that he was cornered and his options fairly limited, the man, still unwilling to let go of the phone and purse he was so deservedly in possession of, plunged headlong into the Hollenbeck Park lake. Presently it got quite late in the night and our man was showing absolutely no signs of losing patience. The lake — it gets quite nippy this time of the year, we’re told — was getting quite cold and the cops were naturally afraid of losing their man to hypothermia or some such unspeakable disease.

They threw everything they had at him, but he refused to budge. The purse and the phone — we wonder how much of it might have survived considering what water does to phones — were possessions he wasn’t about to part with.

And finally, the Eureka moment!

A particularly observant cop must have had some brainwave, because he realised that this the suspect was a man who wouldn’t resist a bite. Out came a pizza!

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The suspect, having resisted everything the police had to throw at him, finally emerged from his watery hideout.

And they all lived happily ever after.

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We think.

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