Police find fugitive hiding in mattress of motel room in Cocoa

Posted at 1:31 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 13:31:00-04

Police on the east coast of Florida found a fugitive hiding in the mattress of a motel room over the weekend.

Cocoa Police received a tip that placed Brevard County fugitive Acasia Fuscaldo at a motel in the city of Cocoa.

An officer went to the motel with his K9 partner Kyra to search the room number that had been provided in the tip.

Fuscaldo's husband granted permission for a search to be conducted. Kyra alerted to the bed, and Fuscaldo was discovered hiding under the mattress.

Further investigation revealed that Fuscaldo had actually cut an opening in the box springs, just big enough for her to slip in, allowing her to be conealed by the mattress and sheets.

She immediately gave up and was taken into custody for her three felony violation of probation warrants.

Brevard County Sheriff's Office says she was "transported to the Brevard County Jail where she was given a new bed with no box springs to hide in and a No Bond Status."

They also summed up the moral of the story as: "if you are going to play hide and seek with the cops don’t do it with the one who has a K-9 partner."