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Sex offender asks officer for ride to Pa.

Posted: 12:43 PM, Sep 25, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-25 12:43:43-04

A man, who police later realized is a sex offender on parole, approached a Willoughby Hills police officer Wednesday, asking for a ride to Pennsylvania.

A Willoughby Hills police officer was in his car on Interstate 90 near mile marker 187 when he saw a man coming out of the woods, waving his arms.

The man, who originally gave authorities a fake name, said he was trying to get home to Pennsylvania and asked an officer to give him a ride as far as he could take him.

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Once police found out the man's true identity—19-year-old Donnie James Bailey—he began to fight with officers and attempted to flee on foot, police said.

Officers took him into custody, where they realized he was wearing a GPS monitoring system on his ankle. 

Authorities later learned he was a sex offender on parole through Cuyahoga County.