Cops Bust Crook ... in Pile of Teddy Bears

Man's sneakers sticking out gave away his carnival hideout
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 23, 2010 9:22 AM CDT
When hiding in a pile of teddy bears, make sure your sneakers aren't sticking out.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – He might have gotten away with it, but for those darn sneakers. An El Paso man running from the law at a carnival was captured when police said they spotted David Caro's sneakers poking out beneath a pile of stuffed teddy bears. Authorities say Caro was trying to hide after ditching his car during a traffic stop Thursday.

Police said Caro had swerved into the path of a motorcycle officer to avoid being pulled over. Once inside the carnival, police saw Caro's shoes in the stuffed teddy bear pile and arrested him. He was charged with evading arrest and aggravated assault against a public servant.

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