Episode #35: “Keystone Criminals”, from True’s 1 February 2009 issue.
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Regan Reti, 20, and Tiranara White, 21, had each finished court appearances in Hastings, New Zealand, when officers led them out to return them to jail — handcuffed to each other. That’s when “they made a bolt for freedom,” said Hastings police Senior Sgt. Dave Greig. “They fell over and they were sprayed with pepper spray. But they got up and ran out of the court onto the street, across the road to a car park.” The dullard duo were outpacing the officers, but “that’s where they met the pole,” Greig said — a lamp post. Reti went to one side and White to the other, and “it was all over, rover.” Once back in custody, each blamed the other for going to the wrong side. Both were charged with attempting to escape custody. (Wellington Dominion Post, AP) …They were doomed from the start: bad guys are always on the wrong side.
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