Tue, 12 Sep 2006 05:04:43
“Two members of a throng of media outside the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna on Monday helped capture a man who tried to escape from a correctional officer.The attempted escape occurred about 11:15 a.m. in the view of media members who were stationed outside the jail awaiting the potential release of murder suspect Vince Marinello.
The handcuffed man was either coming to or from the jail when he took the opportunity to dash away from an officer and began running away while his hands were still handcuffed behind his back.
The suspect later identified as Michael Flaherty ran behind a bail bond’s office and into an empty lot. Taking chase was Karre Johnson of WWL radio and Glynn Boyd of ABC TV Channel 26.
The two caught up with Flaherty and held him in place until deputies arrived and escorted Flaherty into the jail. Additional details were not immediately available.”
And some people think the MSM serve no useful purpose when they’re staking out a shitbird like Vinny. I did however lose a bet as to the identity of one of the reporters. I was certain that WDSU’s obnoxious news twin Travers Mackel would be one of newshounds who tackled the skel. Why? His brother Fletcher is the obnoxious sports twin at WDSU so I figure Travers knows from tackling. I was wrong.
Finally I’d like to reassure my my non-Debrisville readers that I am not making the “twins who work at the same TV station” stuff up. Here are the Mackerel Mackel brothers: