Wednesday, April 27, 2011


  • The 49-year-old ex-convict was on crutches.

    But that didn’t keep James Roesch from escaping from custody at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California Tuesday morning, authorities said.

    Roesch was being held behind a courtroom Tuesday, awaiting a bond hearing for a recent burglary arrest, when he bolted about 10 a.m., sheriff’s police spokeswoman Liane Jackson said.

    At some point, Roesch “dumped” his crutches as he fled, Jackson said.

    He didn’t get far. Officers caught him as he made his way outside into the damp April morning, witnesses said. He was brought back in — with plenty of time to spare before his bond hearing.

At least they caught him quickly.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wounder if judge Voughn or Alverez held the front door open for him as he fled? They might as well

4/27/2011 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He probably figured he didn't have a leg to stand on in court.

4/27/2011 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

He was part of Pat Quinn's early release program.

4/27/2011 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't he just wait the week or so when Quinn would simply have granted him total clemency.
All he had to do was...wait in line!

4/27/2011 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a miracle I can walk. Who needs to go to those store front make believe churches. Just go to Cali temple on the way to the pokey MB COGIC

4/27/2011 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was probably about to flee in a chevy from "larry Roesch"

4/27/2011 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did he get a burglary charge approved against him instead of criminal trespass? Did the judge give him a stern "talking to" before he gave him an I bond?

4/27/2011 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta watch these slippery bastards, its better to assume they are full of shit from the beginning

4/27/2011 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet the guy collects SSI because, "my leg hurts". Sounds like he can run like a champ.

4/27/2011 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He'll get a slap on the hand and be given a second chance which is more like his 20th second chance. That's what criminals are supposed to do....right??

4/27/2011 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic:

Cardinal suspends Pfleger: 'You are not able to pastor a Catholic parish'


---not a cop

4/27/2011 07:57:00 PM  
Blogger paddyo'chare said...

Assume they're full of weapons. Those fuckers are always sitting on a loaded gun, waiting.....retribution is a patient man's game.

4/28/2011 07:24:00 AM  

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