An fugitive in Indiana who slipped away from police without his shoes was quickly apprehended by officers who followed his distinctive tracks in the snow.
Milton Burrell, 28, Muncie, fled from a hospital while in police custody but was soon spotted by a Delaware County deputy sheriff who noticed “fresh footprints in the snow that were from a person without shoes,” a court document said.
A lack of footwear was not Burrell’s only problem. He was wearing only a hospital gown as he hustled across a street near the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
Burrell, who had been sought for missing a court date on a domestic-violence charge, was marched back to the hospital and handcuffed to his bed, police said.