Mission mayor not worried for public’s safety after inmate escapes prison

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Mission mayor not worried for public's safety after inmate escapes prison

The mayor of Mission says he isn’t worried– even though a convicted murderer escaped from the Federal Mission Institution yesterday.

Ted Adlem says it’s the second time this year an inmate has fled the minimum-security prison.

Police have said 41-year-old Norman Riel hopped a fence and jumped into a waiting SUV.

“Am I concerned for my community, I would say no, I have great faith in the RCMP, if he was in the District of Mission he probably would have been picked up already. From what I gather, he is probably going to try to get into the States.”

Riel was serving a life sentence for the second degree murder of Patrick Pugh.

Pugh was shot in the head during a home invasion at his east Vancouver penthouse in 1994.

The mayor encourages the public to contact police if you spot Riel.


  1. Barney Fife on watch??? Only in Canada! Only a murderer gets to golf at a prison and tell the guard he needs to jump the fence to get his ball back…….`Oh, okay make it quick`. What a joke!!