Friday, December 10, 2010

Missing Virgiia Girl Found Safe in SF

A missing Virginia girl has been found over 2,000 miles away from home at a Safeway on 48th Ave and Fulton...

A relieved Virginia police chief extended an emotional thank-you from across the country to a San Francisco woman who spotted a fugitive sought in a slaying and kidnapping as she shopped at a Safeway in the Outer Richmond on Friday afternoon.

"We're so thankful to her - for a person to be that observant, 3,000 miles away, is almost incredible," Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder said about the unidentified shopper who recognized Jeffrey Scott Easley, 32, from a TV report and called police, leading to his arrest and the recovery of 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith.

Whoever the woman is... she deserves a medal.

One of the ways he was identified was by distinctive tattoos on his calves. Idiot swipes child and doesn't think enough to cover his calves. What a fucking moron.

So is he a local? Surely the failure to cover up the tats makes him as stupid as a local. On the other hand, only a tourist would wear shorts here at any time of year.

The two, who were detained at about 1:30 p.m., had been living in a makeshift encampment near Ocean Beach, police said. The tent Easley had purchased at the Virginia Walmart was found in the encampment nearby, police said.

...which means they could have escaped detection for years, like many other criminals who get a free ride from the cops because they're homeless. That girl is very lucky that someone was paying attention to something going on outside of their own little universe.