Man hiding from cops ‘given away by aftershave’

OFFICERS in western Oregon said a suspect they tried to collar at a traffic stop drove too fast for pursuing officers, but eventually he proved just too fragrant.

Oregon police officers found the man hiding in bushes - after following the scent of his aftershave. Picture: Wiki Commons

The Albany Democrat-Herald reported that the driver gave officers in Linn County the slip in a high-speed chase before dawn, doing more than 100mph in a red Honda Prelude whose bonnet flew off. But Lebanon police later saw the car parked and launched a search by foot.

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When officers caught a “strong scent of cologne” in the darkness, they soon found their suspect hiding in shrubbery.

Charles V Agosto, 35, was jailed on charges including probation violation and trying to elude officers.

Officers said he told them he regretted using the cologne.