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Fugitive's Elderly Man Disguise Shocks Cape Cod Residents

Police say Shaun Miller was wearing a molded mask when he tried to escape from officers

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    An alleged drug dealer was caught trying to elude police with an elaborate mask of an elderly man, shocking area residents in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts. (Published Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016)

    Residents in a Massachusetts neighborhood are in disbelief that a man accused of selling drugs tried to escape from police by disguising himself in an elaborate disguise.

    Police surrounded an Old Main Street home in South Yarmouth on Thursday, where Shaun Miller, 31, was staying and ordered him outside.

    Miller walked out dressed as an elderly man, but authorities said he was wearing a molded mask. When officers realized, they quickly pulled the mask off and arrested him.

    Neighbor Peter Dunbar watched in disbelief as law enforcement from several different agencies raided the home.

    "I think it was pretty clever," Dunbar said. "I've never seen something like that before. That's someone who really knows what they're doing."

    Inside the home, police allegedly found weapons and nearly $30,000 in cash.

    Investigators said Miller had been evading police for almost five months. His time on the run began after he avoided arrest during a major drug raid in early April.

    Authorities said he was among 20 alleged members of the Hyannis-based Nauti-block gang — targeted for allegedly dealing heroin. When 19 of those people faced federal or state charges, the search for Miller began.

    "Maybe he should get into the movies and do makeup," said Dennisport resident Jeremy Pina. "The amount of time and thought he put into eluding police, why don't you put that into a real job."

    Police said the Nauti-block gang is not only accused of trafficking heroin across Cape Cod, but two alleged members of the gang have also been charged with murdering a woman in September of last year.

    Miller was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute. He is being held without bail pending a hearing later this month.

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