The man, who pleaded guilty to stealing DVDs from a video store and resisting arrest, was caught while trying to flee. From the article:
I thought baggy pants were so 1999, but apparently they are still de rigueur for the criminally inept.
Officers spotted him in an alley, and he abandoned the bike and ran, but his pants fell to his ankles and he tripped, Ferndale Detective Sgt. Patrick Jones told The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak. "Finally, he kicked off his pants and shoes" and then jumped a fence into the backyard of a house where he was captured, Jones said.
I hope nobody was hanging out in that back yard, only to be greeted by a man with no pants or shoes hopping their fence.