Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Chris Gay Pulls Off Great Escape When Deputy Stops For Dinner At Waffle House ~by Bertha


With a name like Chris Gay, one might expect that at times in his life, Chris wanted to just disappear. Perhaps he developed that skill over years of being teased. As someone who has been unjustly teased, I want to imagine that Chris recently put that skill to use to escape from capture. Apparently, prisoner, Chris Gay, was being transported from Florida to Tennessee. During the transport, Chris vanished. Police shutdown nearby Kennesaw State University while police search for Chris.
30-year-old Chris Gay was accused of stealing a Wal-Mart truck in Coffee County, Tennessee. Chris disappeared when the deputy transporting him there from Orlando stopped at a Waffle House. Gay apparently broke out of his restraints.


Apparently this is not something new to Gay, who has been called "Little Houdini" because of previous escape attempts. For example, in 2005 Gay broke out of a Nashville, Tenn. jail to visit his sick father. In 2007, Gay escaped from a prison van despite being shackled at the waist, hands and feet. Furthermore, Gay does not lack creativity. Two years ago he allegedly took country singer Crystal Gayle's tour bus in Nashville. Gay drove the bus to Florida's Lakeland Speedway, where he said he was suppose to pick up NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.


The campus was reopened at 5:45 p.m after police could not find Gay. Officials said Kennesaw State would resume its regular schedule Wednesday. Apparently there were several alleged "sightings" of Gay at the KSU Science Building and at the Clendenin Building. (However, it probably should not surprise police that gays are present both on and off academic campus.) Police Search KSU Campus WSB-TV Channel 2 reported that Gay escaped by running from a 40 year veteran deputy who had stopped at a Waffle House at Chastain and I-75 just before 3 p.m. Canine units were used to help search for gay.
Gay had been arrested last week in Orlando after Police discovered computer records that Gay was wanted for stealing a Wal-Mart truck.

So be on the lookout for Chris Gay, a 30-year-old 5'8" 145 pound white male considered to be only armed with his intelligent wit. Or better yet, concentrate on helping find Haleigh Cummings LINK or some innocent person who is missing and let the police recapture Gay after they eat their stack of pancakes.
Update 3-17-09: Chris Gay was captured in Polk County, Fla. early Monday morning. Coffee County deputies are on their way to Florida to pick him up.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is Chris AKA David Copperfield?

Anonymous said...

Is Chris AKA David Copperfield?

Anonymous said...

you seem a bit soft on crime, Bertha...

Brenda said...

Well in Bertha's defense, I do believe Chris is a nonviolent type of alleged criminal. Never shot or killed any one to my knowledge.

Brenda

Anonymous said...

Chris Gay is becoming known as a modern day "popular folk hero."

Anonymous said...

Smokey and the bandit type?

Anonymous said...

Sheriff Steve Graves said Captain Donnie Thomas are no Jackie Gleason or Don Knotts. They will get their man!

Anonymous said...

Chris Gay has brass ones! The boy can do!

Anonymous said...

This is like the show Prison Break only it is real.

Anonymous said...

He is being called the "KSU Houdini."

Anonymous said...

At 5'5" 140lbs, he can fit into some real tight places to hide.

The Wanderer said...

I don't think this is violent criminal. Pretty apparent that the cops could sit back and devote resources to more dangerous criminals and pick up Chris when he tries to drive the next superstar bus to the NBA championship or something.

As far as I know, in each case, the Wal Mart truck and the Star's bus, there was no violence and no property damage. If that is true, don't we all have bigger fish to fry?

The Wanderer

Anonymous said...

Want to catch Chris Gay's act? Check out youtube. It is not the same person, but both are pretty entertaining.

Anonymous said...

Want to catch Chris Gay's act? Check out youtube. It is not the same person, but both are pretty entertaining.

Anonymous said...

Attention KSU:

If you want the cops off your campus, here is how you catch your so called fugative:

Borrow Obama's limosine and park it without keys at the Union. Leave it over night and I bet even odds, Chris will steal it and drive himself to the police station.

Anonymous said...

This is looking more and more like a new version of Mayberry RFD. I agree with Bertha, let's go find Haleigh Cummings and let little houdini turn himself in after his next big heist.

Anonymous said...

This is too funny and crime should not be such a hoot!

Anonymous said...

unbelievable....

Anonymous said...

Christpher Gay likes BIG vehicles. If it big and runs on diesel, he'll probably steal it.

Chris is a Tennessee native whose interests seem to land him on the outside of the law. He got arrested last month in Texas for stealing a travel trailer in Alabama.

Cops in Georgia and Tennessee also suspect him on felony theft of trucks and heavy equipment. He is also wanted for escape.

But Chris aint all bad. He was in a paddy wagon on the way to Alabama when he heard that his mom (Ann Shull) was home in Tennessee dying of colon cancer. The van stopped at a rest stop in South Carolina, and old Chris (34 in years but 64 in cleverness)ran away..

Now true to his southern gentlemen ways, he turned up the next day more than 300 miles away in Tennessee. You see he apparently lifted a pickup truck in South Carolina, and a semi tractor in Georgia.

To complete his disguise, Chris apparently backed the tractor under a Wal-Mart trailer loaded with merchandise in Manchester, Tennessee. Chris then drove the rig to his mom's trailer in Chapmansboro.

Police from Chapmansboro spotted the tractor-trailer and gave chase.

Chris got within 50 yards of the trailer where his mom lives. With the cops nipping at his heals he pulled the rig into an adjacent empty field.

Chris never made it to see his ailing mom. Chris tried to run into some nearby woods. He jumped another pickup, and hit the road but was soon caught.

Once again Chris is on the run.

On a previous occaison, he lifted legendary country singer Crystal Gayle's tour bus in January of 2007

Now Chris ain't perfect, but he aint violent. Fact is, he can be a charmer. I see a country song being sung about him. But I reckon he will have to pay for his love of big vehicles. Just hate to see this one end with any violence cause that just aint Chris.

Ms Calabaza said...

Great story Bertha. I love gay stories early in the morning!

Anonymous said...

Bertha. Best story on Chris GAy yet. Koodos to all the comments too!

Anonymous said...

Bertha, I enjoyed the article, along with enjoying the fact that I got a day off of school for a crazy convict. However I have one critique and that is...they don't have pancakes at waffle house.

ps, they found Gay in Florida today! I can't wait until he pulls another escape artist move!

Bertha said...

Thanks for all the positive comments. Especially the extra information on Chris Gay. He is caught, but perhaps he will escape again. From all that I have read to date, Chris is an interesting nonviolent joy rider who gets into trouble mostly because he can...


Bertha

Anonymous said...

Bertha, your article helped make this two bit criminal into a legend like Jesse James.


K.U.

Bertha said...

K.U. thanks, but no. Perhaps James Dean but, I digress...

Bertha

Anonymous said...

Little Houdini may disappear again... this time to a jail cell for a long time.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the movie and country song!

Holly said...

Less then 2 weeks of freedom, but oh what a ride...

Not quite spring in 2009, Oh what an escape, oh what a time...

Went to Waffle house and made my break

Now, Im recaptured and my whole life is at stake.

Oh what a ride...

Holly

Anonymous said...

Them walmart semi's are good rides.

Anonymous said...

Lil Houdini will be back...

Anonymous said...

unfortunately, most criminals are "back." Reform doesn't work.