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Police: Wanted man caught with pants down in Colorado Springs

by DANIEL J. CHACON daniel.chacon@gazette.com - Published: May 22, 2013

A public urination call Wednesday led to the arrest of a man wanted in a 13-year-old attempted murder case out of in Los Angeles, Colorado Springs police said.

It started when officers were called to the 3200 block of South Academy Boulevard about 10:15 a.m. on a report of a man urinating outside a business.

Officers found the suspect sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot. When the man gave a fake name, police fingerprinted him.

The prints revealed the man's identity as Miguel Sanchez, 59, who was wanted in Los Angeles on a warrant for attempted murder with a $2 million bail, police said.

"They're willing to extradite on such on a huge bond," police Lt. Dan Lofgren said. "They must have a good case on him."

Lofgren said he didn't know whether Sanchez has been living in Colorado Springs or was just passing through.

In a twist of events, officers later arrested two other men who allegedly tried to steal Sanchez's car, which he had borrowed from a man he met at a church.

The owner of the car told police he loaned Sanchez the car because "the message that Sunday was how to reach out and help others," Lofgren said.

Officers had gone back to the business to check out the car, he said.

"That's when they stumbled into the two, one stealing the stereo and the other breaking the steering column, trying to take the car," Lofgren said. "Apparently those two had no connection whatsoever to Sanchez."

Eric Satterfield, 45, was arrested on suspicion of attempted aggravated motor vehicle theft, and Timothy Stubblefield, 28, was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass. Both men live in Colorado Springs, Lofgren said.

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