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Suspected car thief spotted in pink sweat pants arrested after Roseville pursuit

A man who allegedly tried to elude law enforcement officers by changing into pink sweat pants has been arrested in Roseville following a vehicle pursuit.

Michael Wayne Adams, 33, of Sacramento, was arrested after a Placer County sheriff’s deputy spotted him driving aggressively and with malfunctioning taillights along East Roseville Parkway at Eureka Road on Friday, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. The deputy turned on his emergency lights and the driver sped off. The deputy followed the vehicle for about one mile, until Adams crashed into a center median at Douglas Boulevard and Roseville Parkway, sheriff’s officials said.

Adams and his passenger ran from the vehicle, but the deputy caught the passenger.

About this time, a citizen called 911 to report that a man was changing clothes at an office building at 3300 Douglas Blvd. At that time, he was reportedly wearing pink sweat pants. Sheriff’s officials said it is not known where he found the sweat pants.

Placer County sheriff’s deputies and Roseville police officers surrounded the building and, assisted by a K9, found Adams on the second story of the office building. He was arrested and was to be booked into the Placer County Jail in Auburn on suspicion of stealing a car, possessing stolen property and evading arrest, sheriff’s officials said. The car, they said, had been stolen from Cameron Park.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.