Indiana Cops Find Wanted Woman Hiding In Fridge After Hanging Tied Sheets Out Of Window As Ruse
Indiana cops have found a wanted woman hiding in a refrigerator after she hung a line of tied bed sheets out of a window to fool officers into thinking she had escaped the building.
Rabecca Rudd, 39, was found and arrested at a property in LaPorte County in the US state of Indiana at around 8.30pm on 12th December.
Police officers attended the scene after receiving a 911 call that was promptly disconnected.
While investigating the call, the police learned that “wanted person” Rudd was possibly inside the property and they entered to carry out a search.
LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) said in a statement on 13th December: “Last night (12/12/21) at 8:29 PM, deputies were dispatched to a residence located in the 2900 south block of US 35, reference a 911 hang-up.
“Several units arrived at 8:37 PM and began to investigate. While doing so, information was learned that a wanted person, Rabecca R. Rudd (39 YOA), was possibly located inside the residence.”
Inside the property, the police spotted a line of bed sheets that was hanging out of a window while tied to a kitchen table. However, they quickly realised it was probably a ruse and continued searching for the suspect.
The LCSO said: “While inside and seeking the whereabouts of Rudd, deputies observed bedding material that had been transformed into a ‘sheet rope’. The ‘sheet rope’ was tied to a lightly weighted kitchen table and extended out a window. Knowing this was likely a ruse, deputies continued the search for Rudd.”
The police added: “Moments later, Rudd was located hiding inside a refrigerator.”
After finding Rudd hiding in the domestic appliance, she was placed under arrest and taken to LaPorte County Jail (LCJ) by Detective Austin Howell.
LCSO said Rudd “was served with three different arrest warrants” for Battery, B-Misdemeanor; Criminal Mischief, B-Misdemeanor; and Possession of Paraphernalia, C-Misdemeanor.
The police stated “Rudd remains housed in the LCJ and is being held on a USD-105.00 cash-only bond through Superior Court IV and a USD-305.00 cash-only bond through Superior Court III”, adding: “Arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations. Every person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.”