As Nathan briefly mentioned in Good Morning News, a fugitive holed up in a North Portland Travelodge found himself in a three-hour motel room standoff with cops last night. According to the latest reports from the PPB, the suspect was 34-year-old James David Tautfest who was wanted by Federal Marshals for identity theft, forgery and possession of a controlled substance. He also had his 15-year-old runaway sister in the room with him—but released her early on, and after more tense negotiations, eventually succumbed to tear gas and gave himself up without a fight.
NOW HERE'S THE REALLY INTERESTING PART OF THIS STORY... from the PPB press release:
During the standoff Tautfest, who was high on methamphetamine, kicked a hole in the hotel wall, entered an adjacent attic, crashed through the floor and entered the weight room below. He then climbed back through the floor and crawled back into the room.
And he would've gotten away with it, too... if only he hadn't climbed back into his own room?? Now I'm not promoting criminality, but C'MON DUDE. You show real promise as an escape artist—if you weren't so distracted by the meth. GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER, SON! You could really go places!