Wanted Man’s Ridiculous Attempt To Hide From Police Goes Viral

by : Francesca Donovan on : 27 Jun 2017 17:51
West Yorkshire Police

A man has been arrested after attempting – and failing miserably – to escape the police in the world’s worst hiding place.

The unidentified male, residing in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, was being hunted by Police who descended on his property on Thursday to issue his arrest.

Much to their surprise, the arresting officers found themselves participating in the easiest game of Hide and Seek in the history of parlour games. Needless to say, the game was swiftly won by the authorities.


A male in Calderdale who was wanted by Police decided to try hide this morning when they went to his property looking…

Posted by West Yorkshire Police – Halifax on Thursday, 29 June 2017

The accused, who was arrested as part of an ‘ongoing proactive policing operation across Calderdale’,  had a rather unimaginative hideout.

He opted to outsmart the police by sheltering under his bed. Unfortunately, he seemed to forget about the existence of his legs, which poked out from underneath his cover with about as much subtlety as a wrecking ball.

Detective Inspector Gary Stephenson of Halifax CID told UNILAD:


The 30-year-old man was arrested by officers on Thursday from the King Cross area of Halifax, after he failed to appear at court for burglary offences.

Since West Yorkshire Police shared the amusing arrest anecdote, nearly 1,00o people have reacted to the story on Facebook.

Stephenson added: “This arrest was part of an ongoing proactive policing operation across Calderdale targeting those who are wanted by the police.”


Apparently this man’s hiding skills are about as good as his track record for showing up to court.

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.

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