A tip o' the hat to the anonymous reader who forwarded me a link to this report from Florida.
It happened about 5 a.m. on July 17 as Officer Robie Troutman was in his patrol vehicle at the main police station writing a report, according to his report.
“While in my vehicle, I heard the rear passenger side door handle make noise and then the front passenger side door handle make noise, where I was positioned seated in the driver seat of my clearly marked Fort Pierce Police Department Patrol vehicle,” the report said.
Troutman opened his door and reported seeing a man later identified as Aaron Orlando Rodriguez III run away and hide behind another vehicle.
There's more at the link.
Not only that, the fleeing felon had drug paraphernalia on him, adding to the charges he'll face. Clearly, he's not the brightest bulb in the chandelier.
I do have to ask, though: with a name like Troutman . . . did the officer suspect that something fishy was going on?