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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

No escape

Some news from Pennsylvania. Maybe Mr. Watkins should take up something simpler like card tricks.

Linked to- Big Dog, Blue Star, Bullwinkle, Perri Nelson,

SCRANTON, Pa. - A man accused of breaking into the Houdini Museum was unable to escape from police.

Officers said they apprehended the man about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, based on descriptions by three witnesses of two men seen fleeing from the museum. One witness told police he chased the men for several blocks. One man remained at large.

Charles Watkins, 25, of Scranton, was charged with a felony count of attempted burglary and misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass and loitering.

Watkins was arraigned before District Judge Thomas J. Golden and lodged in the Lackawanna County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.

"He's going to need more than Houdini to escape from this problem," said Dorothy Dietrich, museum co-founder and director.

Dietrich said nothing was taken or badly damaged in the break-in, and the museum devoted to early 20th century escape artist Harry Houdini was open on Tuesday.


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