A fugitive thief gave police a shock - after they discovered him hiding in a fridge.
Eduard Bulgakov was due to appear in court in Yekaterinburg, Russia but did not turn up.
Police officers attended his family home with an arrest warrant and were told by his mother that she did not know where her 31-year-old son was. But they became suspicious when she was seen collecting two large pizzas from a delivery driver.
After entering the house the second time, officers wondered why she was not putting anything in the fridge. One officer looked under rugs on a sofa in a small living room before starting to search the kitchen.
Eduard Bulgakov, 31, was taken to custody after police officers searching his mother's home in Yekaterinburg, Russia, found him hiding in the fridge.
A police spokesman said:
"When officers and bailiffs went inside they could see that the pizzas had been eaten, and they doubted that the woman had done it on her own"
So they searched the property, but could not find any sign of him. Officers decided to search the small kitchen after Bulgakov's mother raised suspicions by ordering two large pizzas. He was found with his hands over his face hiding in the fridge.
'They only found him by chance because the mother seemed to get very uncomfortable when they asked her why she was not putting the last few slices of pizza in the fridge.
'She claimed the electricity had been switched off.'
Bulgakov was discovered crouching down and shivering from the cold. He was allowed to warm up and given a hot drink before being taken into custody.