WESTWOOD, Mass. —
A man being hunted down by police tried to escape by ducking into an office and pretending to apply for a job.
He was already accused of running over a Massachusetts trooper’s foot during a traffic stop last week, WFXT reports.
Investigators said Jose Jimenez was seen on security video calmly approaching the desk of Osprey Wireless, an electronics business, and asking about work.
“He was cool as a cucumber, no sweaty hands, clean shirt,” said Jeff Moran, general manager of the store. “Very interesting job interview to say the least.”
Surveillance video from the business shows Moran lead Jimenez into his office and hand him a job application. Jimenez filled out an application and was being interviewed as officers and a K9 were just outside, searching the area. They found wads of cash in an abandoned car.
“So I said, ‘boy, there goes a police dog by the window.’ He goes, ‘Let me see,'” said Moran.
Meanwhile, an employee of the store, Brian Carpenter, approached police. Police showed him a photo of the suspect they were looking for, and Carpenter identified him as Jimenez, the man applying for a job inside.
That’s when police busted into the store, eight minutes into Jimenez’s interview with Moran.
“They grab him! And he starts to tussle with him, and the other two come in, guns in hand, and they said to him, ‘You didn’t think that we weren’t gonna find you, did ya?” said Moran.
Police handcuffed Jimenez and took him to jail. He is being held on a $250,000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday.