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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Escaped Prisoner, Captured in Laundry Truck, Didn't Get Away Clean

Posted By on Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 6:59 AM

click to enlarge Apparently, these do exist outside of the movies...
  • Apparently, these do exist outside of the movies...

An East Bay escapee utilizing the ultimate prison movie cliche -- was a file in a cake involved? -- was captured yesterday during an actual flight attempt using a laundry cart and delivery truck.

John Anthony III, 37, is charged with attempting to escape the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp via the facility's laundry delivery vehicle. Anthony's distinctive orange pants, however, gave him away -- just as they're designed to do -- when he was spotted leaping out of the truck yesterday morning at around 8:40 a.m.

Anthony was quickly apprehended on prison grounds following a foot chase.

The escapee had been incarcerated at the jail's housing unit prior to his pending sentencing to state prison. It has not yet been disclosed what Anderson was arrested for in Manteca.

It's a good bet, however, it doesn't involve the other crime movie cliche of removing a body from a home via a rolled carpet.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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