It took authorities in Lake County, Ill., nearly 25 years to finally arrest a fugitive who never left town, a report says.
Sebon Brown, 55, had been missing since March 1982 when he failed to surrender to authorities to serve his prison sentence for a rape conviction, The Arlington Heights Daily Herald said.
Sheriff Mark Curran says the warrant issued for Brown’s arrest in 1982 was never properly filed with his office and wasn’t discovered until Wednesday.
Just four days short of 25 years, sheriff’s deputies went to the Zion address listed on Brown’s original arrest warrant and knocked on the door.
When Brown answered, they arrested him.
“As far as we know, he has been there the entire time,” says Curran. “It is quite possible he believed we had just forgotten all about it after all this time.”
Talk about your serious SNAFU. (snicker)