PUEBLO, Colo. (KCNC) — Pueblo police officers got a tip that helped them arrest a wanted man — from the man himself.
“It’s not usually this easy…” Tom Rummel with the Pueblo Police Department tweeted.
According to Rummel, Ofc. J.J. Ortiz stopped at a store for something to drink just before midnight.
A man standing outside reportedly said, “Hey, wanna take me to jail?”
The officer assumed he was joking.
“No, that would just create paperwork for me,” Ortiz said.
“But I have a warrant,” the man reportedly said.
The officer ran a check on him and it turned out he had a $10,000 warrant for theft — so he took the man into custody.
Rummel called it the easiest catch of the night and tweeted a gif of a fish jumping straight into a fishing boat.