Skip to comments.Mystery prisoner has Utah jail authorities stumped
Posted on 07/25/2011 9:38:36 AM PDT by reaganaut
- A mystery man arrested on minor charges more than three weeks ago remains behind bars in Utah while law enforcement officials try to determine his true identity, which he refuses to reveal.
"This is really a strange case," said Lt. Dennis Harris with the Utah County Sheriff's Office. "He just doesn't want to be found."
The unidentified man, who has graying hair, a light beard and is believed to be in his 60's, was arrested on July 1 for trespassing in a parking garage.
He was booked into jail on three misdemeanor charges and has thwarted any chance of release, with or without bail, by refusing to identify himself.
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Because they can.
Maybe hes the missing democrat budget? LOL!
He knows when to keep his mouth shut.
My guess is that he pissed off a few Italian guys and doesnt want to be found.
One of the 3 “nephites” of mormon lore?
Three squares a day plus TV, probably internet access, books to read, air conditioning, hot showers, (ummmm I don’t know about that one but I digress) hell, for some folks you can’t beat that. I know folks in rural Arkansas that don’t have all those amenities.
You Have The Right To Remain Silent!!!
I guess they don’t like it very much if you take them at their word.
The authorities can hold you indefinitely if they cannot determine who you are.
Most people here would freak if it turned out the guy was a mass child killer and they let him go, just because they couldn’t determine his identity.
If he’s in his sixties, and in today’s economy, he could very well be looking for some room and board for a while.
He’s a time traveller.
A peace officer may stop any person in a public place when he has a reasonable suspicion to believe he has committed or is in the act of committing or is attempting to commit a public offense and may demand his name, address and an explanation of his actions.
Title 77, Utah Code.
Give name, get out. Today’s forecast in Provo, Utah: 95 degrees
Dont give name, stay in. Today’s forecast in Provo, Utah jail: Air conditioned
Why no picture of the mystery man? Privacy rights?
Could be, I heard a lot of those stories when I lived in Provo.
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