Don't Have Loud Conversations About the Warrant for Your Arrest

If you're a fugitive, it's probably in your best interests to keep that a secret from people you encounter. Like Richard R. Vermalyea, 32, of Rehoboth, Delaware, who kept the two warrants out for his arrest a secret when he checked in to the Traveler's Motel in Delmar, Maryland. Unfortunately for Vermalyea, however, his secret did not last for very long. Because his neighbors "heard a man yelling during a phone conversation that there was a warrant for his arrest and called police."

Vermalyea was soon collected by the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, and is now being held on the two warrants (one "for failure to appear in a theft case," the other "for violation of probation"). He will probably keep his phone conversations at a reasonable volume going forward.

[WBAL; image via Shutterstock]