So you're wanted by police and cops are heading to your place. What do you do? Run out the door? Jump through a window? Or -- here's a radical thought -- simply raise your hands over your head and surrender? Not Marshall Tresslar. The Colorado Springs man came up with an idea that was outside the box, by hiding inside his couch.
A brilliant idea, or a schmucky one? No doubt it seemed like the latter when the police dog the cops brought with them sunk in his teeth....
What led to this chewy encounter? At 12:49 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department, a K-9 unit responded to an apartment on the 4600 block of Hinsdale Way. El Paso County Sheriff's deputies were already at the scene, having been sent on a mission to apprehend a suspect -- Tresslar, who'd reportedly racked up a meth charge supplemented by a failure-to-appear-in-court count.
Law enforcers made what the CSPD describes as "numerous announcements" at the apartment before entering it without a specific invitation. At that point, the police dog accompanying the humans on hand alerted to the couch.
More announcements followed, after which the deputies pulled the couch away from the wall -- but no one was behind it.
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The crew members didn't give up, though. Instead, they flipped the couch over, exposing its bottom. Shortly thereafter, the dog found and contacted Tresslar inside it.
What's "contacted" mean in this context? Well, after the dog pulled him out of the couch, Tresslar was transported to a local hospital due to injuries he sustained when being forcibly removed from the furniture.
Think of him as the delicious treat hidden inside a couch-sized dog toy. Good boy!
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