Tuesday 25 June 2019

‘I’m not here’: Fugitive leaves note on mattress before being found in dresser

Officers said the 40-year-old man ‘lost a game of hide-and-seek’.

The note on a mattress, left, and the dresser in which the fugitive was found hiding (Flagler County Sheriff’s Office/PA)
The note on a mattress, left, and the dresser in which the fugitive was found hiding (Flagler County Sheriff’s Office/PA)

By Stephen Jones, Press Association Social Media Editor

A man on the run from police left a note on a mattress telling them “I’m not here”, shortly before being found in a dresser in his bedroom.

Arriving in search of the man, officers in Flagler County, Florida, found the mattress placed by the front door with the message scrawled in red pen: “I know my warrant is active. I’m not here. I’m finishing a job and turning myself into the Volusia Branch Jail! Jesse Pack.”

After entering the property regardless of the assurances, Pack, 40, from Bunnell, was found in the fetal position in the small wooden cabinet.

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The note told officers ‘I’m not here’ (Flagler County Sheriff’s Office)

The sheriff’s office said Pack, wanted for kidnapping and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, had “lost a game of hide-and-seek”.

Following the arrest, Flagler County sheriff Rick Staly said: “Ready or not, here we come!

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Pack was found in a dresser in the fetal position (Flagler County Sheriff’s Office)

“This guy clearly thought he could hide from our deputies but this is not the first ‘cat and mouse’ game a fugitive has tried to play.

“We won’t stop until we find you! Great job by our team and now Pack can face his charges in Volusia County and Flagler County.”

Pack was also charged with resisting arrest and drugs possession and was held on bond while also waiting extradition on previous charges.

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