DAVIS (CBS13) — The Davis Police Department said a suspect found sitting inside of a dumpster early Thursday morning led them on a brief search before being detained outside of a concerned citizen’s apartment door.

The suspect — identified as 33-year-old Erik Scott from Davis — fled from the dumpster on foot and was arrested shortly after when a concerned resident alerted police of a man sitting outside of her front door.

After arresting Scott, officers discovered the suspect had a felony warrant out of Sacramento.

Upon searching Scott and his property, authorities said they found the following:

  • Several ID cards and personal information not belonging to the suspect
  • A set of brass knuckles and a three-inch hunting knife
  • Several burglary tools including a wire cutter, mask, beanie, flashlight, and other miscellaneous tools
  • Several syringes, 2 grams of crystal meth, multiple meth pipes, a silver spoon, and a digital scale

(credit: Davis PD)

Scott is currently booked into the Yolo County Jail.