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(KSL News) A man on the run from police tried to get away by hiding in back yards in a West Valley neighborhood. Police say the man, Ricky Nizer, even asked residents to help him.
"He actually asked the citizens if they would tell the police he was with them so that his escape would be covered," said Sgt. Chad Evans, West Valley City Police Department. "But the good citizens they were stepped forward and pointed us in the right direction."
It all started when an officer tried to pull Nizer over for driving a pickup truck reported stolen from Murray. Nizer led that officer on a chase that wound through neighborhoods in the area of 3650 South and 3200 West.
As the officer closed in, Nizer took off running, but he got caught. Police say it's fortunate no one got hurt.
They say he had a minor warrant out for his arrest, but now faces more serious charges.