24 June 2003

Fake Gun

In Tacoma a prisoner used a fake gun to escape the courthouse:
"It was made of cardboard from the backing of legal pads, stuffed with toilet paper and covered with newspaper blackened with ink from a ballpoint pen."

That took a lot of time and effort. Question #1: Why was it never found in his cell? Question #2: Do they not search prisoners? After all that is a pretty bulky item; even a pat down before transporting to the courthouse should have found it.


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