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Things You Can Find Under Your Couch: Dust, Pennies, Inmates

A missing inmate was returned to the Winona County Jail after police found him hiding underneath his couch Wednesday.

According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Ricky Lance, 27, had been "unaccounted for since late December when he left to look for work and never returned."

After a witness reported seeing Lance driving in Winona, police located the vehicle. The blue Chevrolet was stolen, and police noticed someone watching them from inside the residence by which it was parked.

Police searched the residence and found Lance hiding under his couch, promptly returning him to jail. County attorney Chuck MacLean told the Pioneer Press that "it's a 'safe assumption' he won't get work-release privileges again."