A wanted suspect tracked down by police tried to evade capture by hiding from officers ... inside a refrigerator.
Stearns County police received a tip earlier this month that Devante Erice King was at a mobile home at the Bel Clare Acres estate in St. Cloud.
Not only did he have six warrants out in his name, but also a court-ordered ban against being at that residence, so officers entered the property to find him.
Initially he didn't appear to be home, but "eventually" the three officers who conducted the search found him hiding in the fridge.
We assume it went something like this:
The ridiculousness of King's captured wasn't over yet, though.
After he was ordered to the ground, handcuffed and escorted to the squad car, King managed to break free from the officer's grasp and began running, while handcuffed.
He managed to make it "several blocks away" before police caught up to him.
Oh, and during the ride to the station, King threw up in the back of the car due to "overexertion."
He was booked into the jail on his warrants and has since been charged with several more crimes, including violation of a domestic abuse no-contact order and escape from custody.
Worst hiding places
Cracked.com has listed the top six "worst hiding places in the history of crime" and at number 1 is a teenage escapee who decided to hide in the trunk of a car outside a courthouse.
Unfortunately, the car he was hiding in belonged to the judge.
Another burglar appears to have taken inspiration from the Sticky Bandits in Home Alone 2 by setting up shop in a Toys 'R' Us, staying there for weeks until he emerged to try to rob the place the day after Christmas.
The History of the World Blog highlighted another example, when a man trying to illegally cross the Mexican border with the U.S. disguised himself as a car seat to make it through.
Needless to say, border agents were pretty quickly onto the ruse.