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Vancouver police find fugitive felon hiding in sofa

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DH Vancouver Staff Jan 21, 2015 10:55 am

The Vancouver Police Department have announced the arrest of an Albertan fugitive felon they tracked down to his hiding spot inside an East Vancouver sofa.

Adam Harlock, 36, had fled to Vancouver after he was ordered to serve a three-and-a-half year sentence for drug offences, according to the VPD.

On Tuesday afternoon the Vancouver Police Fugitive Unit showed up with a search warrant to an East Vancouver residence where Harlock was reportedly staying. They could not locate the man immediately in the home, but a police dog zeroed in on the living room sofa.

Officers lifted the sofa, removed the fabric from the bottom and found Harlock hiding inside, much to the surprise of the authorities on scene.

“In my 24 years of police service, I have never in my career seen a suspect hide inside the body of the sofa,” says VPD Inspector Ian Upton.

Harlock was taken into custody and is headed back to Alberta to do his time. “His new accommodations might not include a sofa as comfortable as the one he was found hiding in,” quips the VPD.

Featured image: Vancouver Police Department

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