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2014-03-18 06:26:38 PM  
James Dixon has twin brothers, Gary and Larry Dixon, and officials suspected that James Dixon used at least one of his brother's identities in the past.

While "Gary" was speaking with other deputies on scene, Smith called out "Hey, James."

"Gary" quickly turned his head and looked at Smith to see what he wanted.

James Dixon put his head down knowing he had given himself away, detectives said. He then confessed his true identity asked the other deputy whether his name was James, because Smith apparently wanted to talk to him, noting how amusing it was that he had a twin brother named James too.


Dumbass.
 
2014-03-18 07:17:36 PM  
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2014-03-18 07:19:34 PM  
FTFA: He told detectives that he went on the run because Michigan would not transfer his probation to Florida, where he wanted to go because his family was here, deputies said.

What a moran.
 
2014-03-18 07:19:35 PM  
30 years after a parole violation?  Assuming no trouble with the law since, I think this is one of those things you just let go.
 
2014-03-18 07:20:50 PM  
Either he is a triplet, or Gary has a twin (Larry) which is irrelevant.
 
2014-03-18 07:20:52 PM  

Theaetetus: Dumbass.


You'd imagine a guy who managed to keep up the ruse for 30 f*cking years would think a little quicker.
 
2014-03-18 07:22:40 PM  
Could have lied and said he thought they saw his dumb ass brother who's been using his name.
 
2014-03-18 07:25:05 PM  
Going back to jail for identity theft ?
 
2014-03-18 07:25:37 PM  

nekom: 30 years after a parole violation?  Assuming no trouble with the law since, I think this is one of those things you just let go.


He may have been living a good life for the past 30 years but since the state wasn't there to watch him it doesn't count.
 
2014-03-18 07:25:45 PM  
 
2014-03-18 07:26:32 PM  
"Guud Luck"

www.wearysloth.com
 
2014-03-18 07:27:03 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Either he is a triplet, or Gary has a twin (Larry) which is irrelevant.


They're all Gary.

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-18 07:30:28 PM  
A guy I went to middle school with (Larry) played a cop in the grade 9 play.  The killer was sneaking up on him and, just before he was to stab him, someone in the audience yelled "LOOK OUT LARRY!!!".  Larry whipped around to see the stunned killer doubled over in laughter with the rest of the audience.
 
2014-03-18 07:30:35 PM  
Hey, dorkface!
 
2014-03-18 07:31:13 PM  

goatan: made me think of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0wNl66tT3Q


Angry fist, etc.
 
2014-03-18 07:31:14 PM  
Since he spent 30 years in Florida...can't he just get "time served"?
 
2014-03-18 07:32:06 PM  

Unobtanium: "Guud Luck"

[www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]


so close my commiserations.
 
2014-03-18 07:33:11 PM  
Together we stand, divided we fall.
 
2014-03-18 07:33:57 PM  

goatan: made me think of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0wNl66tT3Q


Also can't seem to find either a screen cap or brief video of the "RICHARD!" scene in the stairwell at the Cook County Jail from The Fugitive
 
2014-03-18 07:35:41 PM  
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2014-03-18 07:35:48 PM  
You know that's the first thing they're going to try on you as a fugitive.

Be ready for it through mental preparation and practice.
 
2014-03-18 07:36:01 PM  

nekom: 30 years after a parole violation?  Assuming no trouble with the law since, I think this is one of those things you just let go.


Would you really like to set the precedent that you can duck parole, so long as you can manage to evade capture for x number of years?

Olly olly oxenfree!!

Although, that option does kind of exist. Michigan has the option to say "No thanks, we aren't going to pay to bring him home."  Warrants FREQUENTLY have extradition limitations....within 100 miles, neighboring counties, specific state, etc......
 
2014-03-18 07:39:07 PM  
You also don't have to confess if you turn to look.

Someone might call out "Hey asshole" and I'd turn around, even though my name is Dickweed.
 
2014-03-18 07:41:13 PM  
NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!:
Although, that option does kind of exist. Michigan has the option to say "No thanks, we aren't going to pay to bring him home."  Warrants FREQUENTLY have extradition limitations....within 100 miles, neighboring counties, specific state, etc......

That's pretty much what I mean.  I know he's TECHNICALLY a fugitive, but somebody somewhere in the process just needs to say "You know what?  Let's just drop this." in some cases.
 
2014-03-18 07:48:30 PM  
Pretty sure they won't extradite me to Houston for my traffic warrant.  Been about 25 years now.

However, I can't show my face in Tehas ever again, ever.

/no loss there
 
2014-03-18 08:02:11 PM  

nekom: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!:
Although, that option does kind of exist. Michigan has the option to say "No thanks, we aren't going to pay to bring him home."  Warrants FREQUENTLY have extradition limitations....within 100 miles, neighboring counties, specific state, etc......

That's pretty much what I mean.  I know he's TECHNICALLY a fugitive, but somebody somewhere in the process just needs to say "You know what?  Let's just drop this." in some cases.


Armed robbery.  I'm okay with them bringing his ass  back home.
 
2014-03-18 08:04:10 PM  

Unobtanium: "Guud Luck"


shiat, you beat me to it.


i1.ytimg.com

/all time favorite movie
 
2014-03-18 08:08:33 PM  
James Dixon put his head down knowing he had given himself away, detectives said. He then confessed his true identity.

Yeah, right!
A lot happened between putting his head down and his confession.
 
2014-03-18 08:11:07 PM  

Unobtanium: "Guud Luck"

[www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]


Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-03-18 08:11:30 PM  

mr0x: A lot happened between putting his head down and his confession.


He fixed the cable?
 
2014-03-18 08:24:29 PM  
NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!:
Armed robbery.  I'm okay with them bringing his ass  back home.

I don't know the circumstances of the original crime, if I did I might change my tune, might not.  But he's 53 according to that, meaning he has far more adult years SINCE his parole flight than before it.  Assuming that's a solid 3 decades without any major interactions with the law, if it were my call I'd say let him slide, that's all I'm saying.
 
2014-03-18 08:30:02 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Back in the seventies, law enforcement used to use children's shows to entrap criminals in large numbers.
 
2014-03-18 08:33:00 PM  
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2014-03-18 08:35:27 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: nekom: 30 years after a parole violation?  Assuming no trouble with the law since, I think this is one of those things you just let go.

Would you really like to set the precedent that you can duck parole, so long as you can manage to evade capture for x number of years?

Olly olly oxenfree!!

Although, that option does kind of exist. Michigan has the option to say "No thanks, we aren't going to pay to bring him home."  Warrants FREQUENTLY have extradition limitations....within 100 miles, neighboring counties, specific state, etc......


Maybe not go free, but when he comes to court he could ask for 30 years clean living to be taken into account. See no point in locking up a 53 year old when he'd completed the custodial part of his sentence aged 24. Or do you think the state needs to spend money locking up this guy?
 
2014-03-18 08:36:36 PM  

nekom: I don't know the circumstances of the original crime, if I did I might change my tune, might not. But he's 53 according to that, meaning he has far more adult years SINCE his parole flight than before it. Assuming that's a solid 3 decades without any major interactions with the law, if it were my call I'd say let him slide, that's all I'm saying.


A point on which reasoned minds can differ.  I happen to find armed robbery to be a pretty significant crime, one with a high risk of death in the course of committing it.  I'm okay with hunting you down to the 4 corners of the globe.  I can understand why others might not-so-much considering the attenuating factors as you suggest.

Did we just have a reasoned discourse on fark?  I feel dirty.
 
2014-03-18 08:38:35 PM  

jamspoon: Maybe not go free, but when he comes to court he could ask for 30 years clean living to be taken into account. See no point in locking up a 53 year old when he'd completed the custodial part of his sentence aged 24. Or do you think the state needs to spend money locking up this guy?


For me, it's not about this guy. It's the deterrent issue.  I wouldn't be in favor of people thinking they could run around committing dangerous crimes like this, and then "hey, as long as I don't get caught for x number of years" I'll be okay!  I want people thinking "Hmmm, if I do x, they will hunt me down like a rabid dog...maybe I want to rethink my cunning plan."
 
2014-03-18 08:38:56 PM  
So let me get this straight. This guy has his truck registered in his brother's name. He's gave the cop an ID with his brother's name, and whether it's his picture or not, evidently it is close enough to pass.

Why the fark would you not climb up on your high horse and loudly declaim you're Gary, not Larry? You have all of the supporting documentation to prove it - the game is 99% won at that point. Even if the guy called out "Larry" you can claim you heard Gary. Hell, if anyone calls out or yells anything around me I always whip around to look, regardless of what they're yelling.

I'm going to chalk this one up to the mental fatigue of looking over his shoulder for 30 years. I don't think he was a dumbass - a dumbass doesn't have a complete set of documentation saying he is someone else.

I think he got tired and quit.
 
2014-03-18 08:42:16 PM  

Elegy: and whether it's his picture or not, evidently it is close enough to pass.


Fingerprints.  Assuming his are on file (and he's been in prison...so I assume they are), warrants detectives use a rapid scan fingerprint thing in the field.
 
2014-03-18 09:55:21 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: For me, it's not about this guy. It's the deterrent issue. I wouldn't be in favor of people thinking they could run around committing dangerous crimes like this, and then "hey, as long as I don't get caught for x number of years" I'll be okay! I want people thinking "Hmmm, if I do x, they will hunt me down like a rabid dog...maybe I want to rethink my cunning plan."


That's a decent theory, but it doesn't really hold up to reality. That's what capital punishment and things like three strikes laws are supposed to do, but as it turns out criminals don't put that much thought into things. In this case you're asking for not a small amount of time and money to be spent not to punish or rehabilitate of the guy who committed a crime, but to prove a point to people who have repeatedly shown that they aren't going to listen.
 
2014-03-18 10:08:20 PM  
out there in the cold, feeling old
 
2014-03-18 10:18:04 PM  

calbert: [26.media.tumblr.com image 500x313]


Thank you calbert!  Came for this.  :)
 
2014-03-18 11:45:15 PM  
It may have been 30 years ago but how is he going to be rehabilitated if they don't lock him up now?
 
2014-03-18 11:51:30 PM  
Yes! For the love of all that is holy, this man should be sent to a contracted for profit prison to finish his rehabilitation to be able to get back into society.
 
2014-03-19 12:16:22 AM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: jamspoon: Maybe not go free, but when he comes to court he could ask for 30 years clean living to be taken into account. See no point in locking up a 53 year old when he'd completed the custodial part of his sentence aged 24. Or do you think the state needs to spend money locking up this guy?

For me, it's not about this guy. It's the deterrent issue.  I wouldn't be in favor of people thinking they could run around committing dangerous crimes like this, and then "hey, as long as I don't get caught for x number of years" I'll be okay!  I want people thinking "Hmmm, if I do x, they will hunt me down like a rabid dog...maybe I want to rethink my cunning plan."


Generally people that commit a lot of crimes don't think they're doing anything wrong ever even when they're caught red handed. So I gotta agree that the deterrent issue is a big one, since most criminals would always look for the easy way out and running away while on parole and thinking that if they aren't caught then they'll be fine, is not a situation I imagine many people would want to deal with.
 
2014-03-19 12:52:25 AM  
Punishment as a deterrent is kinda dumb.

Violent Criminals don't think much, and they're usually young men 13-25 with less than stellar academics. So history doesn't work well with them and threats are more like invitations.

The punishment should be to prevent future crimes from the perp and the perp alone, because that's the only person you're gonna reach, if anyone.

So, in this case, put his ass on probation. Ta da.
 
2014-03-19 01:17:55 AM  

Elegy: So let me get this straight. This guy has his truck registered in his brother's name. He's gave the cop an ID with his brother's name, and whether it's his picture or not, evidently it is close enough to pass.

Why the fark would you not climb up on your high horse and loudly declaim you're Gary, not Larry? You have all of the supporting documentation to prove it - the game is 99% won at that point. Even if the guy called out "Larry" you can claim you heard Gary. Hell, if anyone calls out or yells anything around me I always whip around to look, regardless of what they're yelling.

I'm going to chalk this one up to the mental fatigue of looking over his shoulder for 30 years. I don't think he was a dumbass - a dumbass doesn't have a complete set of documentation saying he is someone else.

I think he got tired and quit.


Well, the cop called him James. So there's that.
 
2014-03-19 03:21:15 AM  
Actually, automatically recognizing your name is a thing your brain does. Ever notice you can pick out your own name from amid a bunch of noise you're not paying attention to without even trying? The exact mechanism isn't known yet, but your brain actually learns to pay special attention to your name, even amid noise you're otherwise ignoring. So it's really hard NOT to react to hearing your name unexpectedly, or to react to an assumed name as consistently. Your brain is listening for it all the time.

/cognitive science major
 
2014-03-19 04:39:49 AM  

Munchkin City Coroner: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x240]


Came for Larry, Darryl and Darryl, leaving happy.
 
2014-03-19 08:20:16 AM  
I'm glad we're getting this hardened criminal off the streets. What kind of monster would want to 'be with their family?' Clearly, he belong in prison. Forever.
 
2014-03-19 10:44:04 AM  
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'Did you say Merle Dixon? I thought you said Daryl Dixon. Yeah, I am him. I mean me. I mean Daryl.'

/Why not go with "I heard you making noise so I looked"?
 
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