- Associated Press - Saturday, April 6, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A suspected car thief is in custody in Connecticut after being caught by gumshoe in training wearing tap shoes.

Hartford police says a detective trainee wearing tap shoes and a bow tie made an arrest after a foot chase on Friday, when he spotted a stolen car and boxed it in.

Police say the driver got out and the officer, Jay Montrose, gave chase on foot, eventually catching 25-year-old Dante Flowers, who was then charged with numerous offenses including larceny and possession of narcotics.

Police did not say why Montrose was sporting that footwear, but noted the bow tie is part of his personal style.

Flowers, who also was wanted as a fugitive from parole, was in custody Saturday and it was not clear if he has hired an attorney.

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