Man Left Money, Passenger When Fleeing Police

TOPEKA, Kan. - The man who ran from authorities near I-70 and Valencia Road Thursday left behind more than his shoes.

Shawnee County Sheriff Deputies pulled the man over for a traffic stop and when they began to question him about a suspicious package, he took off on foot into a wooded area.

The man left the vehicle he was driving, which had california plates.

Deputies say the man left $20,000, drug paraphernalia and his female passenger inside the vehicle.

A joint search for the hispanic man between the sheriffs office, Highway Patrol and Topeka Police came up empty. The driver lost his shoes while running from authorities.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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