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Cops Bust Fleeing Man Thanks to His Cologne

Oregon driver nearly got away
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2014 1:47 PM CDT
Cops Bust Fleeing Man Thanks to His Cologne
Charles Agosto's booking photo.   (Linn County (Oregon) Jail)

(Newser) – Best line in a police report in a while: "Agosto mentioned he regretted applying cologne on his person prior to leaving his house." It comes via police in Lebanon, Ore., in reference to Charles Agosto, reports KPTV. Cops say the 35-year-old refused to stop after a traffic violation and led them on a high-speed chase early Sunday. He actually got away, at least at first. But after officers spotted his car parked in a driveway, they began searching the neighborhood with dogs. While they couldn't see Agosto in the darkness, they could smell him thanks to his heavy cologne, reports the Albany Democrat-Herald. Agosto was hunkered down in shrubbery, and the search took only a few minutes. He is charged with attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, and criminal trespassing. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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