Forget Jerry Springer, I want Judge R.W. Buzzard of the great state of Washington to have his own court show. He jumped out from behind the bench to chase two inmates trying to escape his courtroom. They were in cuffs but their legs were free.Most of the pursuit was caught on courthouse security cams. You see the two inmates running down several flights of stairs, and Judge Buzzard not far behind. He eventually grabs one of them. The other kept going but was captured later.
It started with four inmates being escorted out of the courtroom by a deputy, and then these two got the bright idea to escape, so they ran the other way. The deputy stayed with the first two while the judge dropped his robe and became my hero.
Courthouse security footage obtained by The Chronicle of an attempted escape by two inmates Tuesday afternoon depicts Judge R.W. Buzzard grabbing hold of one escapee just as he's primed to exit the building. The second escapee made it a few blocks away before he too was caught by authorities.