Police send prisoner to hospital unaccompanied and he walks away

Police send prisoner to hospital unaccompanied and he walks away

It seems that if you are arrested by Boston Police but tell them that you feel ill, they’ll send you to the hospital unaccompanied by police, where you can then walk away with ease.

Isn’t the “sick prisoner” schtick the oldest trick in the book?

On Saturday, the victim called police and reported seeing Aponte in the South End on Berkeley street. Officers apprehended the suspect and took him to the South End district station for booking, police said.

Between 2 and 4 a.m. Sunday, Aponte complained he was feeling ill, and police called an ambulance. He was taken to New England Medical Center.

“We believe at that point, he must have walked out,” Driscoll said.

Department rules allow duty supervisors to determine whether a prisoner can go to the hospital unaccompanied, but such allowances normally are not made for prisoners charged with serious and violent crimes.

Even better, the police didn’t alert the community until the Boston Globe inquired about the matter on Tuesday. This guy was charged with assault with intent to rape, indecent assault and battery, and assault and battery. He was recaptured this morning.

Someone’s about to … well, probably get a brief suspension with a reprimand and early retirement or something.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli