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Monday, April 23, 2018

MAN RUNNING FROM JPD OFFERED A PERSON $5 FOR A NEW SHIRT - DIDN'T FOOL K9



OFFERED A PERSON $5 FOR A NEW SHIRT - DIDN'T FOOL K9
-6th & S Jackson on the alley, behind Save-A-Lot, abandoned the vehicle
-Offers $5 to a person to give him a shirt
-Suspect brought into custody near 4th and Byers

(64801) — Joplin Police Department confirm tonight they came upon a stolen vehicle and then realized the occupant wasn't the owner.

The occupant drove through a neighborhood and ducked into this dead end alley (seen in images). From there he fled on foot. Before K9 arrived JPD blocked off areas of Jackson and Conner. One neighbor said the man on foot offered $5 to a person for a shirt to change up his identity.

He was finally taken into custody about 6 blocks away. Changing the shirt didn't stop the K9 from identifying him.

"You should have seen it, they said K9 is out, or something like that, and off he went," one neighbor told us. She was glad to hear us tell her the suspect was in custody at 4th and Byers near the corner store.

Thank you JPD for your quick work. More official details as they become available.

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