Lapel video released of Halloween mask-wearing suspect’s arrest

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The call came in about a suspicious person with a Halloween mask, and when police showed up, it didn’t look good for Evan Lemmon.

Earlier this month, KRQE News 13 reported on his arrest, and now lapel video has been released of the mask-wearing suspect who still had pieces of the mask glued to his face after he took it off.

The video shows an Albuquerque police officer arriving to the La Fontana Apartments near Indian School and Wyoming.

Lemmon was already being frisked and handcuffed by another police officer at the time.

Authorities say he had just ditched a stolen car a block away in an alley. A witness said he was wiping the steering wheel clean while wearing a Halloween mask.

According to a court document, he returned to the vehicle and drove it to the La Fontana Apartments, as APD Air Support tracked him from above.

“He just ditched a bag right over here,” one officer remarked on lapel video.

After a short search, officers found a duffel bag of evidence: the mask, shoes, sunglasses, black rubber gloves, black cloth gloves, a blue and red Braves hat and neck brace.

Police also say a “threatening note” likely to be used in a holdup was in his pocket at the time.

“You know I look dumb man. Come on,” Lemmon told an APD officer, as his Miranda rights were being read to him, with parts of the mask still stuck on his face.

He was arrested for the stolen car, tampering with evidence and for possession of burglary tools.

Police say this is his third felony arrest since April.

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