Police have caught runaway offender John-Boy Rakete, who beat a man so brutally on a petrol station forecourt that the victim later died. Rakete allegedly cut off his electronically monitored ankle bracelet on November 8, prompting a national police plea for sightings of the 27-year-old. Police believed the man had fled to Auckland, but he was arrested in Dunedin on Tuesday morning, nine days after he fled.