Sometimes you just have to let nature run its course...especially if it runs right after a wanted criminal.
Daniel Rice, 21, was in police custody, when he escaped from a hospital in Iowa where he was being treated for a heart problem.
He fled wearing only a hospital gown, but he didn't get too far.
Police responded to a caller who said he was being chased by a pack of coyotes. When police arrived at an Illinois nature preserve, they found Rice.
Coyotes help catch fugitive
[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] A pack of coyotes, submitting to the alpha coyote of the pack.
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 09: Two coyotes, one of them a nursing mother (R) walking with a limp, walk on grass at the edge of scorched earth in Griffith Park, the nation's largest urban park, after fleeing flames on May 9, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. The pups were not seen. The Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles Zoo, Travel Town, and various other park features were threatened but did not burn in the wildfire that broke out yesterday afternoon and forced nearby residents to evacuate their homes later that night. So far the fire has consumed 840 acres of brush and is 40 percent contained by firefighters. Five fires have broken out in the park, which is mostly native chaparral habitat open space, since December including one near the landmark Hollywood sign. Los Angeles is experiencing the driest rain season since records began in 1887. Two years ago, the city had its second-wettest winter. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
A Coyote looks for food in Yellowstone National Park . (Photo by: Universal Education/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Coyote hunting for food in Yellowstone NP (Photo by: myLoupe/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
These coyotes made up after after a disagreement between themselves, or at least complied with the Alpha dog as you can see in the comment section. You can really tell which coyote is the alpha male by the body language. His ears are perked up, and the other have their ears pinned back.
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Officials say he gave a fake name when he called 911, claiming he and his sister was being chased by as many as 30 coyotes.
When police arrived they say they recognized him because of the pacemaker scar on his chest...and because during the wild chase his hospital gown came off and he was naked.