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Wilkes-Barre Man Attempts to Avoid Arrest…by Rolling in Dog Feces

WILKES-BARRE — A man from Wilkes-Barre took an unusual method in an attempt to avoid arrest, according to police. Police said Maurice Franklin, 45, of Wil...
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WILKES-BARRE — A man from Wilkes-Barre took an unusual method in an attempt to avoid arrest, according to police.

Police said Maurice Franklin, 45, of Wilkes-Barre was walking in the area of Academy Street and Carey Avenue around 6 p.m. Monday when officers saw him jump from the curb line in front of several moving vehicles.

When the officers approached Franklin, they said he had slurred speech and appeared to be under the influence.

As one of the officers attempted to place Franklin under arrest, police say he dropped to the ground and began rolling around in dog feces.

According to police, Franklin told them they could not arrest him because he was covered in feces.

Franklin was taken into custody, cited with public drunkenness, and held until he was sober.