The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is Byron Perkins. Mr. Perkins got a Kentucky judge to release him from jail so he donate a kidney to ailing son. What did Mr. Perkins do? He absconded to Mexico.
The court, the hospital and local law enforcement officials are worthy of getting the Knucklehead too for this story. Perkins gets it because he not just deceived the court but may have also sentenced his son to death. Knucklehead doesn't do justice to this scum.
For abandoning his son in time of need, Byron Perkins is today's Knucklehead of the day.
Hat tip- Captain's Quarters
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A man who was released from jail so that he could donate a kidney to his ailing son was being sought in Mexico yesterday after he went on the run before the organ could be removed.
Byron Perkins from Kentucky was awaiting sentencing for drugs and firearms offences and facing a minimum 25 years in prison. But he was allowed out after tearfully convincing officials that he wanted to help his son, Destin, 15, who has dialysis twice a week.
Perkins was not wearing an electronic ankle bracelet because doctors told the judge who approved his release it would interfere with medical tests.
"He was crying, he was just literally begging the judge," a police spokeswoman told reporters.
"He told the judge, 'My son is going to die if I don't give him this kidney. He's so sick right now'."
Perkins went for hospital tests but vanished before his kidney could be removed. He had been freed on an unsecured bond of $10,000 (£5,800), which did not require him to put up any cash, prompting criticisms that local law enforcement authorities had been lax.
Kentucky investigators said yesterday they had a "solid lead" in the case after an American couple holidaying in a Mexican fishing village flew back to an airport in Arizona and saw a report about Perkins on CNN.