Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Fugitive Banks Captured by Hero Cabbie

By now, all Rankin Countians have heard of the two Florida prisoners who escaped from their transport van in Florida, and were last seen running through the woods in Rankin County after a traffic stop.  One apparently stole a Ford F-350 from a local and drove to Longview, Texas, where he was spotted checking into a hotel.  The other eluded law enforcement, causing the shut down of Pelahatchie schools.  Authorities presumed he absconded, but apparently he never did find a ride out of Rankin County.  I don't know the details, but apparently, James Thomas Banks (the less scary looking of the two) called for a cab at 6:30 a.m. this morning. The alert cabbie then called the Sheriff's Department and the two coordinated Banks' eventual detention.  Classic!

Here's WAPT's story.

Here is the story from yesterday's Clarion Ledger.

1 comment:

Owen Taylor said...

Evidently, Uber wasn't an alternative.