Wednesday, January 05, 2005

A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows

Let us ponder, for a moment, the story of Sir Sidney Ponson, who, as you may remember, was arrested on Christmas Day for getting into a situation involving a jet ski, a fist, and a judge, complicated by the fact that it took place in Aruba, which has no bail. Now, Sir Sidney's been released, and the Washington Post [registration required, use] has the story of his incarceration and release

I love this part:

The two acquaintances who were arrested along with Ponson released themselves on their own recognizance four days later by cutting through the bars of their cells with a saw and bending them apart. The escapees were apprehended on Sunday, reportedly in possession of $20,000 cash, drugs, jewelry and a police scanner.