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Rainbow International® of Lexington Restores the Peace

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2013) – Rainbow International of Lexington crew chief Chris “Big Hog” Cossette thwarted a burglars effort to get away after he eluded police by running from the scene of an attempted burglary on Simba Way in Lexington, Ky., on Dec. 3.

The suspected burglar ran from a residence on Simba Way to a nearby physical therapy office, located in the Richmond Woods Centre, where Cossette was removing water from the business because of a malfunctioning sump-pump. The suspect ran into the office claiming that someone was trying to, “kill him.” He was instructed by Cossette to hide in the women’s restroom.

Rainbow International of Lexington owner Mike Cossette came into the physical therapy office to install an air mover in the women’s restroom shortly after the suspect went into the restroom. Chris informed Mike that there was a man hiding in the restroom. Mike asked if he was wearing a white shirt. Chris told Mike that he was, and Mike told him that the suspect hiding in the restroom was wanted by police.

“Once we realized that the man hiding in the restroom wasn’t in any kind of danger and was, in fact, a suspect to a crime Mike went and flagged down some officers,” Chris Cossette said. “I stayed in the building until police arrived.”

After Mike flagged down officers, Chris left the building as approximately 15 police officers rushed in to apprehend the suspect who, according to police, was possibly armed.

“They arrested the suspect and I just went back to work getting the water out of the office,” Chris Cossette said. “The good thing is that the police got the suspect and nobody was hurt during the ordeal. It definitely made for an interesting day.”

About Rainbow International®:

Established in 1980, Rainbow International is a global franchise organization providing residential and commercial restoration and cleaning services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500,” Rainbow International franchisees offer a broad range of damage restoration services (ranging from water, smoke and fire damage to carpet and upholstery cleaning and deodorization) to more than 330 locations worldwide. The new Rapid Structural Drying Network of Rainbow International has established a network of elite water loss mitigation franchises across the United States. Rainbow International is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For further information or to find the location nearest you, visit

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