Pa. police catch nursery-rhyming 'Gingerbread man' suspect

The man posted on social media taunting police with the old-school nursery rhyme


Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Sheriff's deputies say they've caught the gingerbread man, a Pittsburgh-area burglary suspect who referred to the nursery rhyme in taunting authorities who couldn't catch up to him.

Police say 25-year-old Heath Emory Miller was trying to hide in the attic of a home where police found him on Wednesday.

Emory is wanted on several warrants from burglaries in the Pittsburgh suburbs of West View and Ross Township.

On Monday, he escaped into the woods after Allegheny County deputies thought they had him cornered.

That night, Miller posted on Facebook saying, "They call me the gingerbread man. Catch me if u can. I'm running as fast as I can."

Miller remained jailed without an attorney Thursday.

The gingerbread man is a children's story about a cookie that runs away from those who try to eat him.

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