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Chase Suspect Nearly Killed as He Takes Refuge in Hot Tub While Trying to Evade Cops


A high-intensity police drama unfolded, right in their own backyard.

A pair of California homeowners were shocked as a police suspect was found hiding in their backyard Jacuzzi after a high-speed chase.

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Don and Lynn Norell recorded the suspect on their Anaheim property.

"When I saw that guy in the Jacuzzi my heart rate raised a million times it was beating that fast," Don told Inside Edition. 

At first, they feared he had died but Erick Flowers, 29, had actually just passed out in the 100-degree water.

On Tuesday, cops say they were pursuing Flowers on the freeway after Placentia police attempted to stop him in a Ford Mustang. The car kept going and eventually a man jumped from the car and the driver, Flowers, kept going and crashed his vehicle.

He fled on foot and then hopped a fence, entering the Norell's backyard and hid in their covered Jacuzzi for about 30 minutes, somehow surviving with only a small pocket of air to breathe.

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"When they opened this up, he was just laying there. There is a small area to lay your head," Don said.

Flowers came to after being hit with a blast of fresh air.

The frightened homeowners can't believe this all unfolded in their yard.

"Nothing goes on like this around here. It is a pretty quiet neighborhood," Don said. 

Flowers was booked for on multiple charges including evading police and possession of stolen property.

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