A man who tried to escape police after allegedly driving a stolen car was left covered in poo after jumping into a slurry pit during his getaway.
Officers from Sussex Police posted a picture of the unlucky suspect, whose fall into the pit left him completely covered in faeces.
An officer wearing gloves is seen standing behind the handcuffed man, in a post that went viral on Facebook.
The force told the story in the form of a poem, writing: “This passenger of a stolen car thought he could get away, but it turned out not to be his lucky day.
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“Eager to evade and fleeing in a hurry, the suspect was eventually arrested, neck-deep in a pit of slurry.
“Thanks to determined officers a rescue ensued, and they all ended up safe, but covered in cow poo.”
Facebook users found the whole thing hilarious, with hundreds quick to post about the suspect’s misfortune.
One wrote: “Hope he was made to strip before getting into the car and clothes bagged for evidence.’
“Well done Sussex police and who ever got him out, after having a good laugh. Bet the farmer said a few choice words.”
Another added: ”They say what goes round comes around – the prisoner definitely got his dues just sorry you had to get the back end of it.”
Slurry pits contain a mixture of animal waste, hay and water run off from washing down stables and barns on farms.
The material, that produces deadly gases, is eventually used by farmers as fertiliser.
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