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Context : MC and the school's Public Moral Team are chasing down a strange creature .But MC found him sit on top of a statue (?) which was engraved on to the wall of the school's clock tower, and eating some kind of a citrus fruit .

I don't understand the meaning of verb in 連中を巻いてきたのか? (my guess is "Had it already escaped from the Public Moral Team ?" but i'm not sure) Much thanks if anyone can help me understand.

声を辿ると、時計塔の壁面に象られたオブジェの上に、件の羽動物を見つけた。

そのオブジェは羽の生えた人型の像で、上部の冠あたりに紋章が施してあった。

The Strange Creature: 「なー……! んなー!」

羽動物はそのオブジェの冠に鎮座し、口には既に果樹園から奪ったであろう、ミカンかなにかの柑橘類がくわえられていた.

MC「……ビンゴだ。しかしアイツ、もう風紀の連中を巻いてきたのか?」

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    That's probably a typo for 撒く, which means to lose someone who's chasing you.
    – Shurim
    May 11 at 22:07
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    My dictionary says this: ま・く【撒く】③ 〔「巻く」とも〕同行者などに自分の居所がわからないようにする。「尾行をまんまと―・く」
    – aguijonazo
    May 12 at 4:00
  • thanks everyone , if this is a typo then i will understand it as "outran the Public Moral Team who are chasing it" May 12 at 10:28
  • @aguijonazo Which dictionary? デジタル大辞泉 and 明鏡 do not recognize 巻く as a valid kanji for this meaning.
    – naruto
    2 days ago
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    @naruto - It’s スーパー大辞林, which is included in the standard dictionary app on Mac and iPhone. It’s also found here.
    – aguijonazo
    2 days ago

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