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.