A Lodi man hid in a garbage can in an attempt to avoid arrest on Wednesday.
Officer Shad Canestrino saw a Honda driving slowly on the 100 block of Church Street with no lights on. He signaled for the car to pull over. The passenger, Austin Reid of Lodi, fled the car on foot and hid in a nearby garbage can.
"I guess he saw it as a place he thought he could hide in," said Sgt. David Griffin.
The driver was given a citation for having an air-powered BB rifle in the car and released. Reid was found moments later in the garbage can. He was arrested and booked on an outstanding warrant, police said.
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