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

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

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.

Comments

  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!!

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