A man who hid from a Winder police officer recently said he wanted to finish his beer before being arrested.
Christopher Edward Schaa, 21, of 206 Deer Run Drive in Winder, was arrested July 22, 2012, and charged with loitering and prowling after the received a report of a white male panhandling in the parking lot of a gas station at 56 S. Broad St.
When an officer arrived, a witness reported seeing the suspect run behind the store and the officer followed, observing a pair of sneakers under the rear area of a Comcast van. According to an incident report, the officer announced his presence and watched the suspect chug a large beer. When the officer asked the man why he hid, the man stated he knew he would be arrested and went behind the building to finish his beer.
Schaa was transported to the and released.
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