If you're running from police, the last place you probably want to hide out is in an occupied school, but that's just what some copper thieves who were chased out of a house in Chester by police did today.
The men were captured after a brief struggle and never had any contact with students, police said.
Around 11:35 a.m., cops were called to 17th Street for a report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, officers arrested one man at the scene who was serving as a lookout. While being taken in to custody, that man whistled to his accomplices, who then jumped out of a second-story window, according to police.
They then ran from police into Smedley Allied Health School, a high school on Upland Street. The school was placed under a lockdown but at no time were the thieves near any students, police said.