THANKSGIVING BLOTTER: Police Tell San Gabriel Valley Tribune That Apparent ‘Sovereign’ Escaped Holding Cell Through 9-In. Crack And Stole ‘Beanie’ From Dollar Store To Conceal His Hairdo; Arthur Guerrero Back In Custody On $1.035 Million Bail

An apparent California “sovereign citizen” arrested on Nov. 6 escaped through a 9-inch crack in a holding cell at the Glendora Police Department and, while making off, stole a “beanie” from a dollar store to disguise his appearance by concealing his overflow hairdo, authorities told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

Here’s now the paper put it in its lede yesterday on the Thanksgiving Eve rearrest of 24-year-old Arthur Guerrero (italics added):

Police Wednesday caught up with the big-haired suspect who escaped through a small gap in the station’s booking cage earlier this month.

On Nov. 6, Guerrero was arrested on charges of having fraudulent license plates on his vehicle and refusing to identify himself, the newspaper reported.

After he apparently wormed his way through the crack in the holding cell, he allegedly stole food from a grocery store and also shoplifted his getaway disguise from the dollar store, the paper reported.

Separately, Patch.com (Glendora) is reporting that Guerrero was found at the same Greater Los Angeles residence to which police were dispatched Tuesday amid reports that a different man being sought by bounty hunters was seen with a firearm.

Citing police, Patch.com identified Jose Rosas, who goes by the name of Emmanuel “Manny” Freeman, as the other man.

“Rosas is reportedly an L.A. Occupy activist and is wanted for obstructing an officer during a L.A. Occupy protest in Long Beach, said [Lt. Brian] Summers” of the Glendora police, Patch.com reported.

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  1. Quick note: Another story — this one from Florida — involving another purported “sovereign.”

    Driver ineffectively cries ‘Sovereign citizen’

    http://www2.hernandotoday.com/news/hernando-news/2012/nov/21/haobito1-driver-ineffectively-cries-sovereign-citi-ar-572293/

    Snippet:

    “When Charles Patton was pulled over and asked to produce documentation for the red sedan he was driving Saturday along Cortez Boulevard near Publix — due to the vehicle having an improper license plate — the 57-year-old told the officer that Florida laws don’t apply to him.”

    Patrick

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  2. How, exactly, does a “beanie” qualify as a disguise??

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  3. Wizzard7: How, exactly, does a “beanie” qualify as a disguise??

    If you have a look at the picture: http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site205/2012/1121/20121121_065729_Guerrero%201_200.jpg you can see how covering it WOULD disguise him quite effectively

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  4. Oh, right….

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