A man led police though a maze for two hours as they attempted to arrest him.
Now obviously don’t do crime. Doing crime is a bad thing and I encourage you with all of my negligible will to not follow through if you’re currently considering crime as an option.
With that said, if the criminal life is for you and you end up trying to evade the coppers, definitely do what 29-year-old Ryan Kenneth Watt, from Petaluma, in Sonoma County did.
When I say do what he did, I mean when he was on the run; not what he did to be on the run in the first time. Arguably the crime he committed was one of the least cool, being arrested three times for stalking his ex.
Rather despicably, Watt was found having showed up at his ex’s home uninvited, going to her son’s sports practices, and hacking her social media accounts to track where she was, trying to convince her to drop the charges against him.
Lt. Ed Crosby of the Petaluma Police Department told The Mercury News:
“I’ve been to that maze myself, off duty with kids. It’s a great place to hide. It’s very narrow. It takes a long time to get through it.”
As the maze’s website states, there’s only one way out of the maze, so it’s understandable that the chase went on for two hours.
A helicopter was called in to find Watt from above – cheating – and after all of that time, it was nearly out of fuel and the officers were losing hope.
Alas, the stalker was hiding in a nearby chicken coup.
Once found, Watt was immediately arrested and placed in jail for violating his restraining order, where he remains, currently being held on a $250,000 bail.
That’s a lot of corn.
Don’t do stalking.
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