A wanted felon chose a unique hiding spot when the Pierce County sheriff’s gang unit came looking for him at a Tacoma home.
He crouched behind a giant teddy bear.
The 32-year-old had a warrant for his arrest when sheriff’s deputies appeared on his doorstep Thursday.
The deputies said they searched the Brookdale-area home, but didn’t initially see the man.
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Then their attention focused on a 6-foot-tall plush teddy bear — and the man behind it.
“The suspect was ordered to show his hands and come out from behind the teddy bear,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
He declined and was arrested after a brief scuffle with deputies.
A search of his bedroom led to the discovery of heroin, prescription pills and a loaded revolver stolen during a Puyallup car prowl in December, deputies said.
The man pleaded not guilty Friday to second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
There is no word on who the teddy bear belonged to.
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