Courtesy of The Eastsider

A robbery suspect who tried to evade police by jumping into Hollenbeck Park Lake eventually surrendered  early Wednesday after officers offered him a slice of pizza.

Police were called after a woman reported being robbed near Hollenbeck Park at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday. The man was arrested and taken to a hospital for evaluation, police said.

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