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Sheriffs, U.S. Marshals catch OCCC escapee after intense manhunt

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Daniel Skelton was arrested this afternoon. Daniel Skelton was arrested this afternoon.
New mug shot of Daniel Skelton shows his face painted and hair colored. New mug shot of Daniel Skelton shows his face painted and hair colored.
Police pursuing OCCC escapee Daniel Skelton in Nuuanu Police pursuing OCCC escapee Daniel Skelton in Nuuanu
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Daniel Skelton dyed his hair orange  painted his face, and ran through the streets of Nuuanu desperately trying to avoid arrest.  But Sheriff Deputies and U.S. Marshals were able to run down the OCCC escapee Wednesday afternoon.

Skelton first ran across the freeway and with police closing in, he started climbing balconies, jumping fences, he even tried to hide inside people's homes.

"He was trying to force himself in the door," says Filipina Sullo, "He said, can I have water?"

"I came to the door and saw a man," says Kayla Keehu, "I said what are you doing and he kind of turned away and said, oh can I use your restroom.  I said, no you need to leave."

It wasn't until about 4 o'clock in the afternoon that Skelton was seen by a US Marshal.

"He heard a homeowner yell get out of my house... get out of my house," says Lt. Koa Dobrowolski with the Sherrif Division.  He says Skelton had been hiding in that homeowners laundry room.

The US Marshal chased Skelton over a fence and that's when Sheriff Deputies were able to make the arrest.

The convicted thief escaped Monday.  The Department of Public Safety originally said he climbed through the ceiling to get out but DPS backtracked on that after reviewing surveillance video.

Sheriff Deputies and the Marshals continue to pursue leads and search for Alan Abihai, the work furlough inmate who didn't return to OCCC after work last week.

If you have any information on Abihai call 911 or Sheriff Dispatch at 586-1352. 

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