Surveillance captured man who prompted Wal-Mart evacuation

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Surveillance captured the suspect evading police
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PHOENIX - Police say a Valley man who caused a local Wal-Mart store to be evacuated after running from officers was caught on tape.

In the video, you can see a man frantically runs into the Wal-Mart store near Interstate 17 and Bell Road. Unsuspecting customers and employees stand by, not sure what's going on and moments later police run by obviously searching for someone.

That someone was 37-year-old Todd Underwood. Police say Underwood ran after officers tried to serve a search warrant at a home where he was staying.

He ran into a nearby house to hide and came face to face with a 12-year old girl inside.

That girl told 3TV, "He was under my bed and then he came out and I started crying and I was like I'm scared, I'm scared and then he came out and he's like it's ok, I'm not going to hurt you, I'm not going to hurt you, I just need to hide, hide me."

Underwood allegedly then stole that family's car, drove to the nearby Wal-Mart and ran inside. He is caught on surveillance cameras around the store running around and searching for a way out.

He eventually finds it by walking through the front doors of the store. Police evacuated the store searching for Underwood, but didn't find him inside.

However, they did eventually catch up with Underwood and he is now behind bars facing several charges.