Burglary Suspect Picks Bad Hiding Place
The Associated Press
SYRACUSE, N.Y. | Brian Valentino sure picked the wrong hiding place to elude police. The 33-year-old burglary suspect was being transported yesterday to the Onondaga County jail in Syracuse when he kicked out a back window of the police car and dove headfirst through the opening.
Still handcuffed, Valentino ran a short distance and ducked into a building, where he ran down a hallway and hid behind a door.
There was one problem. His hiding spot was inside the headquarters of the county sheriff's office. Apparently, Valentino didn't notice the big yellow star on the entrance.
A retired deputy working part time in the building noticed the snow-covered, handcuffed man dash into the lobby. He followed him down the hall and held onto Valentino until the officer he escaped from arrived on the scene.
Valentino now faces additional charges for the escape attempt.