Friday, January 23, 2015

Convict on the run found hiding in sofa

It may be he was just looking for loose change, but a Canadian convict caught curled up inside a couch at an East Vancouver home will have to get used to some less comfortable seating in his near future.

The Vancouver Police Fugitive Unit armed with a search warrant descended on the home on Tuesday in search of a 36-year-old Calgary man on the run from a three-and-a-half year sentence for drug offences. Fearing their search would turn up empty, a nosy police canine became curious about a sofa in the living room.

Investigators removed fabric from the bottom to uncover the concealed man, leaving even veteran officers mystified. “In my 24 years of police service, I have never in my career seen a suspect hide inside the body of the sofa,” said Insp. Ian Upton. The man found inside was Adam Michael Harlock, who was arrested along with his wife and three others following a targeted traffic stop in Calgary in Februrary 2009.

After finding cash and ketamine in the vehicle, Calgary officers searched three northwest homes, discovering a haul of drugs, guns, cutting agents, cash, and cars. In addition investigators seized several police shirts and body armour with ‘POLICE’ written on them, four sets of handcuffs, a police siren and mini-light bar. Harlock will be shipped back to Alberta to begin his sentence.

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