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Stolen paint truck crashes, drenching suspect in white

August 29, 2018

This Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, photo provided by the Lancaster Bureau of Police in Lancaster, Pa., shows Roberto Ramirez of Wilmington, Del., who police say crashed a stolen truck carrying a load of white paint on Monday, Aug. 27, spilling paint buckets all over the road and covering the suspect head-to-toe in paint. Police say when they tried to handcuff Ramirez, he was so slippery he got out of the cuffs and attempted to flee, and officers were also covered in paint in the struggle. Ramirez was charged Tuesday after being treated at a hospital overnight. (Lancaster Bureau of Police via AP)

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say man driving a stolen truck carrying a load of white paint crashed into a number of cars and flipped the vehicle, spilling the buckets all over the road and the suspect, covered head-to-toe in paint, fled but returned as police arrived.

Police in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, say the man shoved an officer, and as they tried to handcuff him, he was so slippery that he got out of the cuffs and attempted to flee again. He was caught and secured, but officers were also covered in paint as a result of the struggle.

The truck was reported stolen from Delaware. The 29-year-old driver, Roberto Ramirez of Wilmington, Delaware, was charged Tuesday after being treated at a hospital overnight.

No attorney information is available for Ramirez.

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This story has been corrected to show suspect is 29, not 35.

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