The staff at Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe had a bit of a scare Wednesday night. When they were closing up shop for the night, a man (later identified as James Paul Carroccio) decided to hide out in the store with plans to rob it later during the night.
He was seen when the owner came from an office downstairs and saw him trying to hide again.
owner tried to detain the would-be burglar and was able to grab him,
but Carroccio allegedly "took an offensive posture, threatening the
owner by claiming he had a knife in his pocket while reaching for his
pocket," Sgt. Dan Ritchie said in a news release.
turn chased the owner a short distance before jumping into the
Deschutes River and going through the Colorado Avenue Bridge diversion
dam, Ritchie said.
Officers arrived on the scene and saw
Carroccio in the middle of the river, but he refused orders to get out
and instead swam to the other side of the river concealing himself in
the heavy brush along the banks.
A kayaker floating in the river
was able to direct officers to the hiding suspect, who had pulled a
shirt over his head in the brush in an effort to conceal himself.
Remember kids, a t-shirt over your head is always the best method for hiding...
More info: ktvz.com