This is a good way to hide, but not exactly a good way to escape.

The cops in Petaluma, California were looking for a 29-year-old guy named Ryan Watt on Friday night after he violated his ex-girlfriend's restraining order.

And when he saw the cops coming, he took off running... right toward a giant corn maze. The corn maze is set up for the season at a pumpkin patch in town, and sits on four acres of 10-foot-tall stalks of corn, so the cops had a LOT of searching to do.

To their credit, they took a pretty smart approach. They had some officers block the entrance and exit, then sent in teams to systematically search every part of the maze.

After two hours, they couldn't find Ryan, so they called in a police helicopter, which is really cheating for a maze, but whatever. And after the helicopter didn't help, one cop realized Ryan wasn't in the maze at all.

He was actually hiding in a chicken coop nearby. He was arrested.

Read more at The Press Democrat.

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