Fugitive found in his home's freezer

February 15, 2009 6:26:33 AM PST
A Pennsylvania man who escaped from a police car after being arrested at his home was nabbed again after returning to the house a short time later. Police say they found 22-year-old Jacob Gilfert hiding in a chest freezer in his home on Saturday when they arrived to arrest him on two warrants.

They say he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police car, but he escaped and ran into woods.

Troopers using infrared equipment in a state police helicopter found Gilfert, but they say he ignored calls to surrender.

Police say he instead returned home a short time later and was again arrested.

He was being held at Berks County Prison on Saturday in lieu of $50,000 bail.


Information from: Reading Eagle, http://www.readingeagle.com/

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