Coyotes help catch fugitive

Coyotes Help Catch Fugitive
Coyotes Help Catch Fugitive

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.

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.

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