ANAHEIM, Calif., June 1 (UPI) -- Authorities in California said a man who fled on foot after a high speed chase was found passed out in a resident's covered backyard hot tub.
Lt. Eric Point of the Placentia Police Department said officers attempted to pull over a black Ford Mustang around 5 a.m. Tuesday for a vehicle code violation and the car sped off after stopping long enough for a passenger to get out.
The male passenger was detained and police followed the Mustang, which sped away are more than 100 mph and got onto the 91 Freeway, where the vehicle got into a crash in Anaheim and the driver fled the scene of the crash on foot.
Placentia, Anaheim, Fullerton and La Habra police officers searched the area and the suspect, Erick Flowers, 29, was found passed out inside a covered Jacuzzi hot tub behind a home.
Don Norell, a resident of the home, captured video of police finding the suspect passed out after opening the cover of the hot tub. Norell remarked that the suspect appeared to be dead, but police said he had merely lost consciousness in the 104-degree water.
Flowers and his passenger, Andres Rivero, 36, were arrested on charges including possession of methamphetamine, stolen property, drug paraphernalia, and a sawed-off shotgun. Flowers was also charged with evading an officer.