UF Students Find Escapee
A helicopter in the air, dozens of police officers on the ground searching for an ex-con, but it was two University of Florida students who found the criminal who led police on a 10-hour chase.
UF Law Students Cameron Frye and Bill Hayenga say a criminal picked the wrong place to "blend" in.
The students spotted 20-year-old Darius Phillips around 7PM on their drive home from the gym- he was still wearing handcuffs.
"He was walking slow, and he was looking around, he looked real suspicious, and he was real dirty, you could tell he had been hiding in the woods," said Hayenga.
Phillips was walking along Museum Road, near fraternity row on campus; ten and a half hours after running from police.
Phillips was being arrested for domestic battery and auto theft charges and was being moved from one patrol car to another when he broke loose.
UPD Officer Burton Parker ran after Phillps and eventually caught him in a wooded area near Newell Drive, just north of the brain institute.
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