A burglary suspect in Wichita, Kansas, reportedly used a ride-share app to call a getaway car while he was surrounded by police officers, but ended up in jail instead.
According to the Wichita Police Department, 21-year-old Alejandro Avalos and 18-year-old Hilario Moran were arrested after attempting to break into a Dollar General store on 1475 W. 31st Street South at around 4 a.m. on May 16.
Police responded to the location after the pair triggered an alarm while breaking through the store’s glass front. When police arrived, the suspects fled, and a search of the area was initiated.
Moran was taken into custody after a foot pursuit roughly a fifth of a mile from the store on 30th and Martinson, while police continued to search for Avalos.
A perimeter was set up around the area to conduct the search.
According to a police press release, “While Avalos was hiding in the perimeter, he called for a ride-share app to pick him up.”
Unsurprisingly, Avalos’ desperate attempt failed, as “Officers noticed the vehicle in the 3100 block of South Fern they then witnessed Avalos enter the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped, and Avalos was taken into custody without incident.”
Police said they will go to the district attorney’s office to bring possible charges against Avalos.