Suspect leads cops in lengthy downtown Trail footrace
On Thursday, Feb. 1, at 12:30 p.m., frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officers responded to a report of a 30-year-old Trail man allegedly shoplifting condoms, lubricant, and band-aids from a business located in the 1500 block of Second Avenue, in Trail. Unfortunately for the man, the employees knew his identity and reported it, and the theft, to the police.
An officer quickly located the man, with the alleged stolen condoms sticking out of his jacket pocket. The man sprinted away from the scene despite being identified and called out by name by the officer. He did not let that deter him as he led several officers on a wild foot pursuit around downtown Trail. The man eventually ran out of room to run, was cornered, and arrested by police without further incident.
The pursuit lasted some time. It turns out the man was as slippery as the products that he stole, said RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich
We informed him afterward that local service providers hand out condoms for free.