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2005-01-11 19:50:18.28864+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Shades of Harry Harrison[Wiki]'s Stainless Steel Rat[Wiki]: Fast food restaurant robber known as "roofman" escapes from prison, lives in a Toys-R-Us, gracefully concedes defeat when captured because his girlfriend, one Leigh Wainscott, turned him in:

"He was very sad and humbled and felt terrible that he had to deceive us," Wainscott said. "He encouraged me and told me to be strong and to do the things we talked about doing. He wasn't upset."

"I don't hate him," she said. "I'm disappointed and confused. I don't know whether to smack him or hug him."

Manchester also got to talk to his mother after the arrest.

Explaining his capture, he told her, "Mom, I kind of lost focus," she recalled Monday.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2005-01-12 00:54:44.25635+00 by: polly

a criminal with manners? what next?

#Comment Re: made: 2005-01-12 17:43:12.682598+00 by: meuon

That was a great story.. Laughing.. Why? Because it just was.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-01-12 18:20:17.543477+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, he sounds like a charming, very intelligent, perhaps even witty person who's just a little out of sync with the world.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-01-12 20:30:01.397825+00 by: ebradway

Sounds to me like he may have been out of sync with the world but definitely in touch with the rhythm!