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Fugitive's 'old man' disguise fails to fool Massachusetts police

composite image of Shaun Miller how he really looks versus disguised as an old man with a beard and white eyebrows, age spots and a prosthetic nose Image copyright @atfhq
Image caption Shaun Miller is 31 years old but disguised himself as an old man

Police officers in the US have arrested a fugitive after seeing through his elaborate disguise as an elderly man.

They surrounded a house in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, and ordered Shaun "Shizz" Miller out.

He walked outside in disguise and when they realised the "elderly man" was actually the 31-year-old they were looking for, they arrested him.

He had been on the run since being charged with heroin trafficking offences in April.

When officers searched the house in South Yarmouth, they found two loaded weapons hidden in a laundry basket, and nearly $30,000 (£23,000) in cash.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms tweeted that the charges against Mr Miller were part of a larger complaint into the Nauti street gang, and that 12 other people had also been charged.