Raccoon Skinning Leads To Arrest Of Sex Offender In South Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS/AP) — Bloody hands and a skinned raccoon led to the arrest of a California sex offender and parole violator in South Lake Tahoe.

Police says 37-year-old Kevin Burroughs was arrested Monday after officers were called to an open lot on reports of a man with a large knife skinning an animal in broad daylight.

When officers arrived Burroughs took off running, leading them on a foot chase across busy U.S. 50. Police say he ran down several streets before jumping a fence at St. Theresa’s School.

He made his way to the baseball fields at South Tahoe Middle School where he was cornered by officers and arrested.

Burroughs was booked on five charges, including being a parolee at large.

The raccoon carcass was recovered and destroyed.

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