Escapee Patrick Walker
Patrick Walker, serving a life sentence for first-degree murder since a 2003 conviction, was transferred to a new cell and came up with a plan to escape. He realized that he resembled his new cellmate, and decided to pose as the other inmate, who was eligible to post a bond. Walker allegedly threatened forced cellmate Charles Pendarvis to give him his ID, under the threat of violence to he and his family. Walker then contact a woman on the outside to post bond for Pendarvis, and proceeded to walk out in his place. At this time, authorities do not beleive Pendarvis was a willing participant, and a massive manhunt is underway for Walker, considered to be a violent, dangerous individual.
Walker and Pendarvis
There is a resemblance between the two, while they’re not twins, it was enough to sneak past the jail when Walker flashed the ID. It reminds me of some other cases where subterfuge was used in the escape: the Florida inmates that forged court documents to get released, and the Alabama inmates that used peanut butter to cover a door number to get buzzed out to freedom. But the favorite is still Joeneather Singletary, the Lee County inmate who just buzzed the intercom and walked out, only to be caught 30 minutes later at Dunkin’ Donuts. She was still wearing her jail ID bracelet when they caught her: something that jail in Oklahoma ought to implement.
An Oklahoma zookeeper, who ran a big-cat shelter and billed himself as “Joe Exotic“, has been indicted and arrested for attempted murder-for-hire for attempting to hire multiple hitmen to kill the CEO of a an animal sanctuary in Florida. Joe “Exotic” Maldanado-Passage, 55, who ran a tiger petting zoo in Oklahoma, had a years-long feud with Carole Baskin, the CEO of Tampa’s Big Cat Rescue, regarding the efforts of animal sanctuaries to effectively boycott Exotic’s travelling zoo for what it claimed were harsh treatment of young tigers. Exotic had retaliated, which led to Baskin suing him, and being awarded judgment against him in excess of $1 million dollars. Exotic has allegedly offered to pay two different people to murder Baskin, but authorities were able to foil his efforts. He has previously made threats to Baskin, and even broadcast them himself on Youtube. The case is in the Federal system, presumably due to the interstate issues of his scheme.
Exotic has garnered some notoriety for his ill-fated campaigns for President and Governor of Oklahoma. Take a few minutes to watch, it’s indescribable…
Brad Davis Mug Shot
Brad Lee Davis killed his own stepfather last year by giving him an “atomic wedgie” (that is, pulling his underwear all the way over his head). The elder man was asphyxiated by the the elastic band from the garment that ended up around his neck. Prosecutors initially sought first-degree murder charges, but reached a deal where Davis plead guilty this week to a lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter. That charge carries a four-year minimum, but prosecutors indicate they are still going to seek a 35-year sentence when the case goes before the judge for sentencing.
And this seems like the rare story that didn’t happen in Florida!
An Oklahoma man pulled his step-father’s underwear over his head, suffocating him. Apparently they were friends, but when the alleged victim started saying bad things about his pending divorce, Brad Davis became enraged and a fight broke out: ending by death by wedgie. The cause of death is officially asphyxiation and blunt force trauma. Davis is claiming self-defense, and says the deceased, Denver St. Clair, threw the first blow.
Brad Davis Mug Shot
Oklahoma does have a stand your ground law. Though in this case, the question is the traditional self defense questions of whether the Defendant reasonably perceived himself to be in danger of death or great bodily harm, or whatever Oklahoma’s explicit definition is.
According to the Urban Dictionary, a wedgie, whereby the receiver’s pants are yanked up uncomfortably, becomes an “atomic wedgie” when said underpants are actually pulled over the head. Now you know.
A boy in Piedmont, Oklahoma was given a $2,500 ticket for attempting to pee in his front yard. Really. The mom intends to fight the ticket, and says the child did not complete the act. Sadly, this will set their … Continue reading