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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Man Escapes from Courthouse

UPDATE: This guy was finally caught on July 15. Guess he had nowhere to go

I couldn't help but laugh as I watched citynews and they discussed
this man that managed to escape the University Courthouse yesterday. Renaldo Reid (pictured) was appearing before a judge on firearms related charges at 10am Wednesday morning at 361 University Ave. Just seconds after the judge ordered him held in custody, the 22-year-old turned around, looked at the door, and suddenly bolted from the room.

Court security took off after him in hot pursuit but he was too fast and had enough of a head start that he was able to evade them. Renaldo Reid was last seen fleeing onto University Ave. and turning westbound on Queen St. West.

Now I've been to this courthouse and I can't even imagine how this man was able to get out of the building. So of course the police and guards must feel like idiots and I can't help but chuckle at the fact of how incompetent these officers were in guarding this young man. He can't run for long but just the fact that he managed to escape means it can be done again. There goes our safety.