A man in police custody for larceny slipped out of his handcuffs last night in the Bronx, the New York Post reports, becoming the second person of the day to do so. Earlier in Brooklyn, a murder suspect used a bathroom break as an opportunity to push down an officer and run for it. Neither have been reported found yet, but according to the New York Times, only one out of the sixteen runaways last year was not recaptured, so the odds are in the NYPD’s favor, or that’s what we’ll keep telling ourselves. [Update: One down.]
Thanksgiving, Christmas and then maybe a few weeks into January — that’s when you really gotta sit down, talk to your advisers and say, ‘Look, do I have a chance?’ I think I know why I would want to run. I think I know what I think this country should do and what I would do. But I just don’t know whether it’s possible.