Iowa Fugitive Gets Chased by Coyotes, Calls Police for Help

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MUSCATINE, Iowa — An eastern Iowa fugitive called 911 for help after a pack of coyotes chased him just days after escaping police custody.

Daniel Rice, 21, was getting transferred from Muscatine County Jail on Monday to a local hospital for treatment when he managed to slip out his handcuffs and flee wearing just his hospital gown, the Muscatine Journal reports.

On Wednesday, officers in Illinois received a call of two men being chased by a pack of wild coyotes in a wildlife preserve in Illinois City, Illinois.

Police say Rice made the call using a false name.

Deputies recognized the Muscatine man and booked him into the county jail. He’s being held on a $50,000 bond for escaping from custody. He also faces previous charges of theft, criminal mischief and burglary.

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