Suspect hides in a corral of manure after failed robbery

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A man wanted for an alleged attempted armed robbery was found hiding from police in a corral full of cow manure. (KSL via CNN)
A man wanted for an alleged attempted armed robbery was found hiding from police in a corral full of cow manure. (KSL via CNN)

PAYSON, Utah– A man wanted for an alleged attempted armed robbery was found hiding from police in a corral full of cow manure on Tuesday, police said.

A man and woman allegedly tried to rob a Subway in Payson from the drive-through window, said Lt. Bill Wright with the Payson Police Department. The city is about 60 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Employees refused to comply and the pair drove off.

A witness gave police the license plate number and officers were able to locate the vehicle. The individuals pulled over near a farm, got out of the vehicle and attempted to run from police, Wright said.

The woman, identified as Jessica Lynn Savory, surrendered to police shortly after. The man, Joshua Carl Campbell, hid in a place where he may have hoped the smell would keep police away.

“He attempted to hide in a corral where there was a lot of cow manure that had been liquefied due to the weather we have been having,” Wright said.

As Savory was booked into jail, court documents show she told officers they could have been on “America’s Dumbest Criminals” because they didn’t even get a dollar.

“She definitely didn’t think this was their finest hour and she would qualify for that dubious honor,” Wright said.

Campbell and Savory were arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle.

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