Police say that a man escaped arrest by crawling into the air foil of a truck that was fueling up at a Toledo, Washington truck stop on Friday.
Police were on the lookout for Ruben Inman and a female suspect after they received a call about the couple driving their vehicle onto private property, getting stuck, and then abandoning their vehicle.
Suspect Flees Police At Truck Stop
Inman and the woman were located at the Gee Cee’s Truck Stop. Inman gave police a false name and then ran away. The woman would not tell police Inman’s name, but did admit that he had a warrant out for his arrest.
Having lost Inman, police called in a canine unit to help track him down, but they were unable to find any trace of him — until a truck driver reported that he saw a man crawl under a truck. The driver told police that when the truck pulled away from the truck stop, the man was gone.
Police were able to use credit card information to locate the driver, but by the time they did, he had already driven 150 miles away. A Washington State Trooper met the truck driver at the truck stop to search for Inman, but he was gone. The trooper found only his hat left behind.
The trucker did not make a stop between Toledo and Arlington, but he was in stop and go traffic for some time.
Fugitive At Large After Escaping In Air Foil
When investigators took a look at surveillance video, they confirmed that Inman had crawled into the truck’s air foil.
Inman had a warrant out for his arrest because he failed to check in with his corrections officer.
You can see surveillance video of Inman’s escape in the news report below.