Law-enforcement officers chuckled when they realized what this Florida fugitive tried to do with a clothes dryer

May 28, 2024

Police officers put their lives on the line each day to try and protect the public.

But some criminals behave in ways that provide comic relief to those who work in this dangerous profession.

And law-enforcement officers chuckled when they realized what this Florida fugitive tried to do with a clothes dryer.

Crime is on the rise in states and cities across America.

But the best of our elected officials are taking action to restore law and order in their states.

This includes Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Thanks to DeSantis’ law and order agenda, the number of both violent crimes and property crimes have gone down in Florida.

But even a law and order state like Florida still has plenty of criminals to keep police officers busy.

And one Florida criminal recently gave the police a reason to chuckle.

Police in Escambia County, Florida, had been looking for 31-year-old fugitive David Jerome Jackson since March.

According to police reports, he “was wanted for shooting into a dwelling, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, damage to property, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.”

But the two-month chase finally ended on Friday when police officers found Jackson hiding in the last place they expected.

On May 17, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Jackson was inside a house on Edgewater Drive in Pensacola.

Officers quickly dispatched to the scene and executed a search warrant of the property.

After an expensive search, the officers were starting to think he had either fled or they received a bad tip.

But the laundry room still needed to be searched.

And the cops found Jackson cramped up inside the dryer in the laundry room.

“Deputies proceeded to the laundry room, where they finally discovered Jackson, folded, not so neatly inside a remarkably small dryer drum,” the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook. 

The cops could not help but laugh at the situation and make jokes about it in their release.

“The look on his face, a combination of guilt, embarrassment, and warm hosiery,” the post read. “He was pulled from the dryer one limb at a time, as he clung to his tumble-ready hideout.”

“Outside the dryer, deputies removed three dryer sheets, two mismatched socks, and a crumpled-up tissue from his surprisingly wrinkled Star Wars shirt,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote. “He was taken into custody.”

“As always the case, all suspects are presumed innocent and free of static cling,” they added. 

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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