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He Escaped the Cops. The Wasps Were Another Story

Stinging insects chase fugitive into inflatable pool, where he's arrested
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 12, 2019 9:20 AM CDT
He Escaped the Cops. The Wasps Were Another Story
Stock photo, not one of the crime-fighting wasps.   (Getty/MOONFLASH-LONDON)

(Newser) – A fugitive in Germany has been nabbed thanks to the help of angry wasps. Oldenburg police said the unusual sting operation took place Monday after officers tried to arrest a 32-year-old man to serve an outstanding 11-month custodial sentence. The suspect, whose name wasn't released, fled from police and jumped from a balcony straight into a wasps' nest, per the AP. The irate insects attacked the man, prompting him to run onto the street. Officers tried to apprehend him there, only to be attacked by wasps themselves. The suspect managed to break free, but with the wasps in hot pursuit, he chose to jump into an inflatable pool, where he was arrested. (The wasps have nothing on these cows.)

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