August 14, 1991 |
Inmate Lance Todd, driven by a craving for burritos, broke out of jail in Milpitas to make a dinner run, authorities said. He bought 14 burritos from a nearby Taco Bell but never got to eat them because he got caught as he tried to break back into the Elmwood Correctional Facility. When the hankering for the Mexican food hit Todd, an inmate trusty, he allegedly slipped out of the minimum-security section and into a storm drain outside his cell.
November 11, 1991 |
Seven juvenile hall inmates overpowered unarmed staff members with baseball bats and pool cues and smashed wire-reinforced windows in a bid for freedom Sunday. One youth, a 17-year-old who was held for six felonies, remained at large late Sunday, said Fresno County Sheriff's Lt. Don Burk. The youth was believed to be heading for Mexico. Five juveniles were captured within an hour of the 10 a.m. escape, and a sixth was found around 4 p.m.
May 17, 1993 |
An ex-convict suspected of shooting a sheriff's deputy in the brazen escape of an inmate was captured Sunday, authorities said. Gerard Joseph Gallant Jr. offered no resistance when he was arrested just outside Sacramento, federal and local police said. Gallant, 53, had been sought since Tuesday, when he allegedly shot and seriously wounded Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Steven Fonbuena while aiding in the escape of inmate Vincent Carrafa.
January 6, 1991 |
Accused murderer Troy Alexander Temple, who escaped from Yuba County Jail, was captured at gunpoint a day later by a Highway Patrol officer who spotted him walking near an Oroville shopping center. Temple offered no resistance during the arrest. Officer T.J. Oster said he recognized the 30-year-old fugitive when he saw him walking with two other people Friday. Temple broke out Thursday from a second-story rooftop exercise area in the Yuba County Jail complex in Marysville.
February 12, 1993 |
Police are looking for a 24-year-old former convict after finding an unexpected clue at the scene of his alleged eye-popping escape. Detectives found a plastic eyeball marked "A. Harris" at an apartment complex where a 28-year-old man was wounded by two gunmen Jan. 16. Aaron Levall Harris, the fake eye's apparent owner, is a suspect, police said. Detective Shawn Maples said it appears the prosthetic eye popped out of its socket during an escape from the second-story apartment.
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February 21, 1991 |
Ronald McIntosh, a Vietnam War pilot who swooped a helicopter into a prison yard to help his girlfriend escape, was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for the contract murder of a Sausalito business executive. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge John Bible sentenced him for a "cold-blooded killing committed in order to maintain a fraudulent operation."