Police arrested a 25-year-old man who was on parole for sex trafficking after he saw the officers and ran the other way.
The man, Von Correia, is on parole for a 2010 conviction for assault with a deadly weapon and was talking on a cell phone about 12:35 a.m. on the 1600 block of East Colorado Street when he saw a patrol car, turned around and began running, according to Glendale police reports.
Meanwhile, several witnesses reported seeing Correia run through various parking lots, including “sneaking” around a motel on Colorado, according to reports.
When police eventually found Correia walking away from the motel, he allegedly told them that he didn’t run away and was instead “trying to find a place to pee.”
Correia reportedly told police that he was visiting a friend at the Best Western Inn in Eagle Rock and was waiting for his fiancé to pick him up.
But his alleged fiancé, 26-year-old Fallon Hutchinson, told officers she became acquainted with Correia about two months ago and only knew him as “Pharaoh,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
Hutchinson, who had an outstanding warrant for soliciting prostitution, drove from Fresno to Glendale to meet Correia because he told her he had a hotel, Lorenz said.
Lorenz said there was no indication that the pair was soliciting prostitution from the Eagle Rock hotel.
Police arrested Hutchinson in connection with the outstanding warrant and Correia on suspicion of resisting arrest.
Hutchinson pleaded guilty to the prostitution charge in 2008 and was considered a fugitive, according to the Orange County Superior Court records.