Prisoner who conned the courts is captured

Freddie Thompson, escaped prisoner

March 13, 2010 5:36:52 AM PST
Police have re-captured a robbery suspect who tricked his way out of custody in Staten Island.Police say that on Wednesday, 35-year old Freddie Thompson was at an arraignment hearing when he posed as another prisoner, who was facing lesser charges.

Thompson was originally arrested on robbery charges.

A spokesman for the Staten Island DA says when he showed up at Richmond County Criminal Court, he posed as another defendant.

The judge accepted a guilty plea under those false pretences and sentenced him to time served.

After getting a sentence of time served, Thompson was set free before anyone realized what had happened.

The officer who failed to properly check his ID has been placed on modified assignment.


Load Comments