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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Give That Murderer An Oscar

posted by on October 18 at 11:12 AM

In the October 9 issue of The New Yorker, Mark Singer writes about the criminal adventures of Richard McNair, a convicted murderer who’s finagled a number of stunning escapes from U.S. prisons (and remains on the lam as I write this.)

The video above shows McNair working some of his criminal magic. Shot by a police officer’s dashboard camera, it shows McNair being questioned by Louisiana policeman Carl Bordelon, who received word of an escaped convict then found McNair running down the railroad tracks.

Despite having no ID, lying about his eye color, and giving two different names (first he’s Robert Jones, then Jimmy Jones), McNair talks his way out of it.

Enjoy, and if you see anyone resembling Richard McNair, call 911.

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Gotta love good-ol' boy red state cops!

This is the kind of guy Bush would appoint to run the U.S. Anti-Terror efforts.

Posted by * | October 18, 2006 11:42 AM

For all we know, he already has.

Posted by COMTE | October 18, 2006 12:00 PM

No surprises there. If he had been black or Latino, he would have been shot.

He looked for tats cuz he assumed all peckerwoods have full sleeves.

Posted by SeMe | October 18, 2006 12:02 PM

Lousiana cops are dicks, especially if you have Texas plates on your car...

The New Orleans cops are the exception to the rule, though... Most of those guys are as cool as they wanna be.

Posted by Tron Javolta | October 18, 2006 12:03 PM

Um, hopefully this cheerful office has been fired?

Posted by brie | October 18, 2006 12:11 PM

In Bush's America?

This guy probably runs his department by now.

Posted by Karl's Mom | October 18, 2006 12:30 PM

Just a good ol' boy
Never meanin' no harm.
Beats all you never saw
Been in trouble with the law
Since the day he was born

Posted by Seth | October 18, 2006 1:45 PM

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