A fugitive was on the run for 10 days before being nabbed in Glendale.
On Sept. 11, bail bondsmen were driving Robert Collins to North Carolina, where he was to face drug and vehicle theft charges.
Responding to his request to use the restroom, the bondsmen pullled over in Heber, 100 miles east of Phoenix.
Collins headed for a portable toilet, then took off running to the woods.
He was on the run for 10 days, allegedly breaking into a home and stealing a truck.
Collins was tracked to a Glendale home. He stated he was armed, which led to an eight-hour standoff with the Glendale Police Department and other agencies. The 23-year-old Collins finally surrendered.
John Roth, spokesman for the Glendale Police Department, said Glendale’s SWAT team “was involved in the barricade resolution.”
Collins will probably be back in Arizona to face new charges. But first, he was escorted back to North Carolina.
Privacy or not, his bathroom breaks were likely closely watched, the second time around.