I'm sure the cops always appreciate it when nature gives them an assist.

 The cops in Howick, Ontario, Canada got a call last week about a wanted 28-year-old guy who might be in the area.  He was wanted on charges including car theft, failing to stop for police, and a probation violation.

They found his truck and followed the footprints to a large tree . . . and when they looked up, they spotted the guy hiding about 30 feet up.

But he wasn't hiding from the cops.  He told them a COYOTE had been chasing him and he climbed the tree to escape.

The cops told him to come down, and he was happy to since he was freezing . . . and then they arrested him.