Nice try: Duluth man pulls hair switch attempting to dupe police

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A 22-year-old man fleeing police in Duluth Wednesday night was eventually arrested after a failed attempt to disguise himself.

The Duluth News Tribune reports police were responding to a disturbance call in the 1300 block of East Fourth Street just before 11 p.m. when officers spotted a shaggy-haired man carrying a lever-action rifle. The suspect was ordered to drop the gun, which he did. He then he ran inside a residence.

Here's where he tried to get sneaky.

Officers went inside the home and located the man. The suspect thought he might confuse officers by cutting his hair short and jumping into bed, but his plan backfired. Officers immediately recognized him as the man from the street.

A search warrant found hair, scissors and clothing that matched the man's description.

He was taken to the St. Louis County Jail for fleeing a police officer. WDIO says formal charges are expected.

The man's criminal record includes burglary and disorderly conduct convictions, the newspaper reported.

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