Authorities have caught the "gingerbread man," a Pittsburgh-area burglary suspect who referred to the nursery rhyme in taunting authorities who couldn't catch up to him, sheriff's deputies said.
Police said 25-year-old Heath Emory Miller was trying to hide in the attic of a home where deputies found him on Wednesday.
Emory is wanted on several warrants from burglaries in the Pittsburgh suburbs of West View and Ross Township.
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He escaped into the woods Monday after Allegheny County deputies thought they had him cornered.
That night, Miller posted on Facebook saying, "They call me the gingerbread man. Catch me if u can. I'm running as fast as I can."
He wrote another post the next day after police caught his 27-year-old girlfriend, who had been allegedly providing Miller with transportation.
"You gotta be quicker then that lol. Gingerbread man I told y’all [expletives] just leave me alone," he wrote, according to the sheriff's office.
Miller remained jailed without an attorney Thursday.
The gingerbread man is a children's story about a cookie that runs away from those who try to eat him.