Shackled juvenile fails in attempted kayak escape

Tuesday, 13 November 2007
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Leg ShacklesI saw this article today and yes, it made me chuckle. The same kind of chuckle as when somebody trips while crossing the road in front of your car. I won't apologize; I think it's sometimes funny.

On Monday night, a teen from Newport News Juvenile Detention Center escaped custody briefly on Monday night but was recaptured when he took a stolen kayak onto the James River and became stranded.

It seems that he was being transported back to the detention center after a visit to the local hospital when he escaped on foot with his leg shackles still on.

Witnesses at the scene said the teen had taken a kayak onto the river but became stranded. Police rescued him from the water shortly after midnight.

I would suggest that the teen takes lessons from a local kayak school so the next flee from custody will be more successful.

More Info: dailypress.com


David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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