BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A suspected thief who risked his life trying to run from police is behind bars Friday. West Seneca Police say Rickie Ross Jr. has been found. Ross spent the night at the Erie County Holding Center.
Ross ran while being questioned about a shoplifting incident at the Tops Market on Harlem Road, Monday night. He then jumped into the Buffalo Creek. West Seneca firefighters and divers with the Buffalo Police Underwater Recovery team searched the creek for hours Monday night.
The night of the incident, West Seneca Police Officer Cheri McParlane said, "Pulled over my patrol car, got out, attempted to talk to the individual, asked him where he came from, what he had in his backpack. He did say that he had the beer in his backpack, disregarded his backpack, and jumped over the bridge in the middle of the bridge into the water. I saw him go into the water, did not see him come back up."
Ross is charged with petit larceny and resisting arrest.
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