A man who gave Seattle police a false name and tried to run away early Saturday morning was wanted on an escape warrant for child rape.
According to the Seattle Police Department, officers stopped the 40-year-old man for trespassing at Eighth Avenue South and South Jackson Street at about 1:26 a.m. Saturday. He gave them what they said was “obviously” a false name, and when officers tried to walk him back to the patrol car to figure out his true identity, he took off. Officers chased him on foot westbound on South Jackson Street, catching up to him when he gave up after two blocks.
They took him into custody and learned that he had an outstanding Department of Corrections Escape Warrant for rape of a child. He was booked into the King County Jail for the warrant, false reporting, and obstructing.