Officials: Suspect napped during foot chase; snoring gave it away

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Kevin Lee Barbour's mugshot from the Santa Rosa County Jail.

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida man suspected of stealing a car took off on foot from a traffic stop and briefly eluded deputies while he grabbed a nap under a nearby trailer.

The Pensacola News Journal reports that deputies followed the sound of 37-year-old Kevin Lee Barbour’s snoring — described as a “snorting wild boar” — to discover him Sunday night in Santa Rose County.

Officials say deputies tried to stop Lee, of Pensacola, after noticing his vehicle didn’t have tag lights. They say that when the deputy activated his siren, Barbour pulled off the road and ran.

The deputy gave followed but lost sight of Barbour.

He was in the Santa Rosa County Jail on Tuesday, accused of driving with a suspended license, vehicle theft and resisting an officer.