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Deadbeat Dolt

Ronald McIntyre was such a deadbeat father that a warrant was issued for his arrest for failure to pay child support. He had accumulated a bill of $5,979.66, and sheriff’s deputies in Chicago, Ill., heard he was staying at a friend’s apartment. They went to serve the arrest warrant but McIntyre, who goes by the nickname “Boobie”, wasn’t inside. A child pointed to the window, and a deputy looked out to see that McIntyre had jumped out to avoid capture. There were two problems with the tactic: the apartment is on the third floor of the building, and the landing area, while it looks like grass, is actually artificial turf over concrete. McIntyre was hospitalized with multiple compound fractures to both legs. (RC/Chicago Sun-Times) ...Where he will accumulate a bill for significantly more than $5,979.
Original Publication Date: 12 September 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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