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Man With Felony Warrant Asks Police For Directions, They Give Him Ride To Jail

The following arrest information was supplied by the Brecksville Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A man got lost in Brecksville and asked police for directions. The only problem -- he had a felony warrant issued for his arrest.

The man -- who is 34 and lives in Warrensville Heights -- got off a bus near the intersection of U.S. Route 21 and Parkview Road at about 9 a.m. on Feb. 19.

He then approached a Brecksville police officer and asked where he could find the "101" bus, adding that he did not know whether the "101" was a Summit Metro or Cleveland RTA line.

The officer replied that it sounded like a Metro line and offered to drive him to a hotel on Richfield Road where there was a Metro stop and the man agreed.

Meanwhile, the officer got the man's name and checked it in the police database. There he found that the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office had issued a warrant for the man's arrest.

He is accused of violating his probation after he was convicted of attempted abduction last year in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

Consequently, instead of dropping him off at the bus station, the police officer arrested the man on the warrant.

The officer noted in his report that the man cooperated during the arrest and allowed himself to be checked for weapons.

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