RACELAND, Louisiana — Criminal mastermind, he wasn’t.
Police caught up to a wanted fugitive in Louisiana when he flagged down a passing patrol car after his friends dumped him out on the side of the road.
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s office says Jansen Simon made their jobs easy early Sunday morning, when he signaled a passing deputy to stop.
Simon, 30, had been wanted since 2013 on charges that he hit a man on the head with a hammer during a bar fight, fracturing his skull. He fled the scene and had been on the lam ever since. He also had been wanted on two contempt of court warrants as well.
When Simon stopped the deputy along the road in Raceland, he explained that his friend shad abandoned him and he needed a lift. But when the deputy checked Simon’s ID and ran it through the system, he ended up in cuffs instead.
Simon was charged with second-degree battery and two counts contempt of court and is being held without bail.