CREATED Aug. 29, 2012
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - "Would you be up for talking to us?" asked Fox 4 reporter Gabrielle Sarann, as she approached a woman at a Cape Coral home on Southwest 13th Street, where Felipe Torrealba, 26, may have been hiding. She made it clear that she was not up for it.
"I don't know and i don't want to talk about it," said the woman, who refused to give her name.
She had just pulled into the home where Torrealba's girlfriend, Dayana Garcia, 22, was recently arrested. Turns out this was Garcia's mom's house, according to US Marshals. The same one officers rushed to last week looking for Torrealba.
Neighbor Jason Caneer took pictures of what he saw on Tuesday, perhaps the second time authorities showed up. "They were all wearing guns and vests and approaching the house from different angles," said Caneer.
The search for Torrealba came up empty-handed last week. Once again, he managed to elude investigators. John Kinsey, a deputy US Marshall, with the Fort Myers division, tells Fox 4 how they think he pulled it off.
"He's been lucky," said Kinsey. "He's pretty savvy but he's been lucky, no doubt about it."
Lucky or not, officials say everyone should keep their distance.
"This is a very violent individual," said Trish Routee, a coordinator with Crime Stoppers. "We do not want anybody crossing his path."
Which is why neighbors get nervous every time officers show up at this house.
"It could have gotten dangerous, I got kids here," said Malcom Hall, who lives next door.
But if neighbors want answers to what happened in this home, they're out of luck.
"Did you know Dayana?" asked Fox 4 reporter Gabrielle Sarann. "I don't know any of those people, never seen them in my life, actually" replied the woman.
Authorities made it very clear that if anyone's hiding Torrealba, they'll face charges of harboring a fugitive. If you spot him, call 9-1-1.