Friday, October 24, 2014

Coyotes aid in capture of escaped prisoner

Coyote in NW Illinois
While I believe Wile E. Coyote never captured the Roadrunner in the desert, a pack of them captured an escaped Iowa prisoner, Daniel Rice, who was being treated in a hospital. Rice made it over the Mississippi River into Illinois.

From the Quad City Times:
Deputies were dispatched after receiving a call about two men being chased by a pack of wild coyotes at the Loud Thunder Forest Preserve in Illinois City, Illinois, according to Steven VenHuizen, chief deputy for the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office.

VenHuizen said Rice called dispatch using a false name to report being chased by coyotes. When deputies arrived on the scene, they recognized Rice by the description they had, and a pacemaker scar on his chest. Rice was taken into custody and transported back to the Muscatine County Jail around 8:15 p.m.

Rice has been arrested in Muscatine County three times since July on charges of theft, criminal mischief and burglary. A new charge was filed Thursday for escaping from custody, a class D felony.
Coyotes aren't known for attacking humans, but these canines apparently knew this guy was a bad one.

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