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Man arrested on drug charges after asking officers for help

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PUNTA GORDA, FL (WWSB) - A Charlotte County man seeking a place to spend the night found a warm bed at the Charlotte County Jail after admitting to police that he was in possession of illegal drugs.

According to the Punta Gorda Police Department, an individual approached two officers Monday evening in the parking lot of police headquarters, looking for assistance to find a place to spend the night.

During the conversation, the man told officers that he had illegal drugs in his vehicle and directed them to where they were located.

When officers located the drugs, the man began stripping off his clothing and fled.

After a short pursuit, the suspect was apprehended inside an IHOP restaurant and officers were able to assist him in finding lodging at the Charlotte County Jail.

PGPD even gave the suspect a ride to his new accommodations, according to their Facebook page.

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