OK, so they captured said psycho that we talked about on Friday. I'm not your news guru or the current event blogger of the week, but I HAD to follow this up. I love stupidity--it comes in so many shapes and sizes. Now, you know I'm married to a cop (I think I mention it in every post--keeps the stalkers at bay because, yeah I'm THAT hot) so I love my law enforcement guys. I do. I have nothing but love you guys! But I think the police in Washington (my home state) have lost their fucking minds--some of the statements in the article are well, mind blowing. And for those that work in the Eastern State mental institute? I think crazy is rubbing off on them. The statements by them are just plain scary.
Said criminally insane schizophrenic was captured 180 miles from where he escaped. That's a pretty good ways, isn't it? Ironically, they found him on the same stretch of road that I've blogged about in Bad Drivers, Slow Walkers and Stupid People, the part with the bitch talking on her cell phone. Must be an attractive roadway for the loons. Anyway, all that aside I have to give you highlights of the article:
One of those involved in the arrest, Spokane County sheriff's Detective Roger W. Knight, also nabbed Paul after he gave Eastern State personnel the slip in 1991 during a field trip in Medical Lake, where the mental institution is located, Knezovich said. Following that arrest, Paul knocked Knight unconscious in the jail booking area and was convicted of first-degree escape and second-degree assault.*
Ok, here's my stupid question of the week: Exactly how many times does a criminally insane schizophrenic murderer have to escape from a field trip before we decide that maybe Slingblade shouldn't be out on play dates???
Knezovich expressed dismay that Paul aroused no suspicion when he left the mental institution with a backpack loaded with clothing, food, an electric guitar and $50 from a Social Security check.*
So, I'm an intern at the local cracker factory and I see Slingblade just walking out with above supplies. I know that I, personally, would not be suspicious at all. I probably even wave and say, "Hey, have a nice weekend dude! We'll catch ya on Monday, yeah??"
The field trip to the fair, which included 30 other patients, is an annual event that Paul easily could have anticipated. Shortly after the escape, Dreyfus ordered a halt to all field trips for "forensic patients" — those committed for treatment as a result of criminal proceedings — at all three of the state's mental institutions.*
*all quotes are from http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,552780,00.html?test=latestnews