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Oscar the grouch attends the Clearwater Benefit Concert Celebrating Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday.

Someone’s been watching too much Sesame Street.  Folks, we have our first “A Florida Man” story of 2021 and it’s from right here in Tampa.

Yesterday (January 2), the team from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spotted a Ford Escape that they say had been stolen. The driver tried to make a getaway, but the aviation team was in the air ready to assist. As the suspect sped through the streets of Tampa, the helicopter easily kept up. Once the driver realized he can’t outrun the aircraft, he bailed and took off on foot. His hiding spot was clearly inspired by Oscar The Grouch. Yup. He thought he could hide in a recycling bin. Jump ahead to 1:45 in the video… they got it all on camera. Oscar was arrested.

THIS IS A NEW ONE: Aviation caught this arrest on camera, and you will never guess where the bad guy was hiding...a ♻️RECYCLING bin!

????????THIS IS A NEW ONE: Aviation caught this arrest on camera, and you will never guess where the bad guy was hiding...a ♻️RECYCLING bin!Here's the story:On Saturday #teamHCSO spotted a stolen black Ford Escape driving on 78th Street. The driver took off and tried to get away from our deputies. Aviation had eyes on him the whole time. ???? Keep watching because at 1:45 into the video you can see him jump in the recycling bin. This suspect was arrested without incident.

Posted by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, January 3, 2021


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