Pris­oner does a ‘Preda­tor’ to hide from cops

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A FUGI­TIVE be­ing chased by po­lice hid in a stag­nant pond – like a scene from top ac­tion movie Preda­tor.

The sus­pect was be­ing pur­sued by of­fi­cers and snif­fer dogs in East­bourne, East Sus­sex, af­ter he com­mit­ted a se­ri­ous as­sault fol­low­ing his re­lease from prison.

In a bid to give them the slip, he laid down in a dirty pond like Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger’s char­ac­ter ( above) in the 1987 sci-fi thriller.

A po­lice dog found the un­named fugi­tive ly­ing face-up and cov­ered in al­gae with only his eyes show­ing.

PC Baldwin-Charles, 49, said: “He said he got the idea from a film – Preda­tor.

“It was one of our more bizarre es­cape at­tempts.”

The man was then ar­rested and re­turned to prison.

PC Baldwin-Charles, of East­bourne, and his dog Samp­son have now both re­ceived a top award from Sus­sex Po­lice at a cer­e­mony in Uck­field, Sus­sex.

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