In February, two men attempted to rob a home in south Eugene. In a complex sequence of events, one of the suspects was shot and killed by a resident of the home. The other thought he could avoid arrest by hiding in a wooded area south of 30th Avenue.
For a few minutes, he escaped detection. Successfully camouflaging himself behind some brush, police officers say he was completely hidden from view.
But unbeknownst to the suspect, his smell made him easy to find by a different officer — one known simply as Bronko.