Suspect Flees to Prison _ Literally
Dec. 06, 1997
SUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ A robbery suspect made a wrong turn while fleeing police _ right into the lobby of a high-security prison.
``I believe he thought it was a mall,'' said Patrolman Michael Lewandowski. ``But I've never seen too many malls with a razor wire across the top.''
Vincent McKenzie, 32, was chased Thursday by an officer who noticed his speeding car matched the description of one used earlier in the robbery of a bakery in Agawam, Mass., seven miles north of Suffield.
McKenzie pulled into the parking lot of MacDougall Correctional Institution, leaped from his car and ran into the front lobby. He was trapped when the doors closed behind him and locked.
He was charged with being a fugitive from justice and numerous motor vehicle offenses.