I would’ve gotten away with it if it weren’t for those meddling… Cats. I imagine that’s what 21-year-old Daniel Pinedo Velapatino said when he was caught by the police last week in Boca Raton, Florida, after leading police on a wild chase from Delray Beach. He had talked his way into the home of the Noonans where he had impersonated a landscaper from next door and asked for a glass of water.
Candice Noonan, not knowing that he was a fugitive running from the police. When she had returned with the glass of water, Daniel Velapatino was laying on the floor playing with the Candice’s kittens. Candice had said that it was strange, like he was on drugs or mentally impaired. He was just laying there stroking her cat. Then Candice’s husband started questioning Velapatino, he ran out the back door and jumped into a canal where police had caught him.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Velapatino had stole money from his friend ($2000) to pay back his mother. During the chase where he had 2 different law enforcement agencies chasing him, he had damaged a police cruiser, and burglarized a couple’s home.
The kittens slowed him down long enough for the police to find him. Not that I blame him for playing with the cats, everyone loves kitties. 😀
You can see the full articles where I got this from below:
- Palm Beach Post Article