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‘I’m Not Here,’ Fugitive Left Message On Mattress — And Then Cops Found Him Inside A Dresser

“I know my warrant is active. I’m not here," Jesse Pack allegedly wrote

By Gina Tron

A fugitive “lost a game of hide-and-seek” with law enforcement in Florida after trying to deceive them through a message on a mattress, Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies have announced.

Jesse Pack, 40, had an active warrant from Volusia County for kidnapping and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and when police went to find him on Sunday night, they were met with a mattress by the front door of his home, according to the sheriff’s department.

“I know my warrant is active. I’m not here. I’m finishing a job and turning myself into the Volusia Branch Jail! Jesse Pack,” the note, which was written in orange, stated. Along with the words, there were also a lot of orange scribbles.

Police did not blindly believe what was written on the the bed.

They knocked at the door and a woman answered. She, like the mattress, claimed that Pack was not home. However, “she granted permission for deputies to search the home and Pack was found hiding in the fetal position in a small wooden dresser with a pillow in a bedroom.”

Above the dresser, rests a television, according to a photo provided by the sheriff’s department on their Facebook page. They allegedly found a cigarette pack containing a glass pipe on Pack.

“Ready or not, here we come!,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in a press release. “This guy clearly thought he could hide from our deputies but this is not the first ‘cat and mouse’ game a fugitive has tried to play. We won’t stop until we find you!”

Pack has been not only arrested on the charges stemming from the warrant but he has also been charged with resisting arrest without violence and possession of drug paraphernalia. He’s being held on a $1,000 bond. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf.

[Photos: Flagler County Sheriff’s Department]

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