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Man runs from police, hides in stranger's home

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KING CITY, OR (KPTV) -

A police chase Friday evening spanned two cities, beginning when cops tried to stop a man in Sherwood who is wanted for assault.

That's when police say he bailed out of a car and took off on foot, only stopping to hide in a stranger's home in King City.

"There were like eight police cars out there and they were holding their guns saying ‘get down, get down.' They had the dog there and everything. I thought what in the world was going on," Mildred Majors said. She lives in the home the man tried to hide in.

She said she doesn't normally let strangers in her house. Friday, when a man came to the door out of breath and asking to use the phone, she decided to make an exception.

"I assumed it was either an emergency or he'd been jogging," Majors said. "I said sure."

She said the man came in and made a call. Then, he wanted to use the restroom. That's when she realized something seemed off.

"I was nervous," she said. "I mean they were in my home."

Majors said, to ease those nerves, she called her neighbor. What that neighbor said next confirmed her suspicions were correct.

"The neighbor got on the phone and said get out of there," Majors said.

She stepped out of her home and police came in. Majors watched as they arrested 27-year-old Brandon Johnson just outside her front door.

She doesn't know why Johnson knocked on her door, or what could have happened if she didn't pick up the phone. She said this will be the first and last time she lets a stranger in.

"I always had a policy not to let anybody in," Majors said. "The only thing I could figure out, was he was panting so much."

Johnson has a lengthy criminal history of drug possession, among other things.

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