Have You Seen... Escaped Robbery Defendant
Whoops: Ronald Tackman, 54, has escaped from a pre-trial hearing at Manhattan Supreme Court downtown, and is on the loose. He was wearing a grey three-piece suit when he bolted from the courtroom, and as he made his way down the stairs was allegedly taken for a lawyer by at least one court officer, who asked, "Counselor, what are you doing here?" He sounds like a pip -- asked once why he committed five robberies close by his East Side home, he replied, "I'm lazy." And he's tried escaping from previous incarcerations, once with a fake gun made out of soap, once with a zip gun made out of tubes, a comb, and a rubber band. Maybe he figured he'd want to be free for his birthday, which is tomorrow.
Nonetheless, he did pull those robberies with a gun, so you might want to watch out for him. Here's a recent picture. but by now who knows; he might have pasted on a mustache and donned big plastic glasses. He's about 150 pounds, with short black hair and blue eyes. If you have any information as to this man or this incident, NYPD asks you to contact 1-800-577-TIPS(8477), www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or text 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.
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