Calif. police find mountain lion while hunting fugitive


By Roger H. Aylworth
Chico Enterprise-Record

CHICO, Calif. Police work often involves danger, but when Chico officers were hunting an alleged attempted murderer Wednesday night they faced an unusual hazard a mountain lion.

Chico police Sgt. Rob Merrifield said the encounter came while officers were looking for Lance Earl Rose, who is accused of trying to stab his stepmother to death.

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