A shackled 17-year-old suspect who escaped from custody while making an appearance at the Douglas County Justice Center was found in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart Thursday afternoon.

He was taken into custody without incident.

Officers who had fanned out looking for the teen, and were tipped of by a Wal-Mart customer who spotted him and joined in the chase.

Jeff Smith is a rodeo clown who keeps himself in good physical shape. He told 7NEWS that was important because the suspect was running at full speed.

Smith saw the suspect hiding behind a bush when he joined the chase.

The suspect’s name is not being released because of his age.

The teen was to appear in court on a warrant of petty theft. He was being brought in the courtroom with other juveniles at about 9:30 a.m. when he escaped, ran out of the hallway and through a back door, Heyden said.

Any street cred that kid earned by making his brazen daylight escape was totally wiped out by being pwned by a rodeo clown (what are the odds of that happening?).




  1. JimD says:

    Seems the response is all out of proportion to the crime – petty theft ! You might think they were after a mass-murderer or a crooked CEO !!!

  2. bobbo says:

    I just watch them on TV, but I think a rodeo clown has got to be one of the toughest hombres out there. Just as tough as the cowboys and a whole lot more experienced. I’ll pass.

  3. Billy Bob says:

    If you actually knew anything about rodeos, you’d know that rodeo clowns are there for the safety of the riders and have one of the most dangerous jobs around. They have to distract bulls, grab them by the horns, turn them around, and be generally faster than the bulls or else wind up impaled or trampled. A teenager would be trivial to wrangle compared to a freakin bull. They are tough dudes.

    Keep sipping your latte, with your pinky up in the air, in your gentrified urban loft, while wearing a beret nad writing blog entries, doughboy.

  4. chuck says:

    Did any one explain to the kid later that he was probably going to get a suspended sentence and be released after seeing the judge anyway?

  5. Mr. Fusion says:

    #3, Billy Bob,

    If you actually knew anything about rodeos,

    Ah yes, a rodeo. That is where it is a sport to try and rip a cow’s head from its shoulders, see how long they can stay on a horse with a belt tied around a sensitive area, force horses to stop and turn on a dime risking leg injuries, and several other dangerous, to the animal, activities. Yup, just as much as sport as cock fighting.

    rodeo clowns are there for the safety of the riders and have one of the most dangerous jobs around.

    As if the animals went looking to have some idiot to sit on their back.

    They have to distract bulls, grab them by the horns, turn them around, and be generally faster than the bulls or else wind up impaled or trampled.

    Correction. They CHOSE to enter the arena, instead of risking their lives, they might treat the animals a little more humanely.

    Keep sipping your latte, with your pinky up in the air, in your gentrified urban loft, while wearing a beret nad writing blog entries, doughboy.

    Keep abusing animals and think about how “manly” you are. Don’t forget the cockfights.

  6. bobbo says:

    #5–Fusion. I agree. Had the local Police department call and request a donation to fund a “Fireman and Police Rodeo for the Kids.” I declined saying I thought Rodeos were cruel and abusive to beasts and that was nothing I wanted my kids to be exposed to. Being a cop, or maybe he was just interested, he advised me there was nothing illegal about rodeos and that a lot of people liked them.

    I responded that was fine with me and other people could do and watch rodeo’s but they were not for me.

    My VALUES are one thing, what the law should allow and outlaw is quite a different thing.

    Then, there is running the bulls in Pamplona, but that will have to wait.

  7. Olo Baggins of Bywater says:

    In a community where rodeo clowns are hanging out at Walmart, it’s not a bad thing to be taken down by one…they know that the ‘clowns’ are tough bastids.

  8. kanjy says:

    You should know that it’s “Walmart” now—they dropped the hyphen/star.

  9. Helzerman says:

    # 3 Billy Bob, Let me guess, mamma was a rodeo clown cut down in the prime of her life by a petty thief and you’re still bitter?

    “If you actually knew anything about rodeos,”

    Shocker, but my rodeo knowledge is severely lacking.

    “Keep sipping your latte,”

    You bet your ass I will.

    “with your pinky up in the air,”

    Is there any other way?

    “while wearing a beret nad”

    What the f*ck is a beret nad?

    “writing blog entries”

    Hey, it was either writer, serial-killer or selling my ass in the Tenderloin for meth – I drew straws and picked.

    “doughboy.”

    Again, is it really that hard to Google Helzerman and find out what I look like?

  10. wre3 says:

    The first thing I thought when looking at the picture for this story was that Leo Laporte had been doing some crime fighting! Then realized that it was something else.

  11. Helzerman says:

    # 8 Wal-Mart dropped the hyphen from some usage (such as in some advertisements), however the company is Wal-Mart, not WalMart or Walmart, etc. 15 years in the corporate sector pretty much beat proper branding into me. The official name of the company is Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

  12. bobbo says:

    #9–Helzerbabe==when I made those types of lists for myself in the past they were jobs I was qualified for and would do if I could find a position.

    Same with you? If not, surely there are many more things you don’t actually want to do?

  13. Angus says:

    Is it me, or does that guy on top look like Leo Laporte!?!?!

  14. kanjy says:

    #11 – You must not have seen the new logo. Also, you may forget that the company in the ’60s was originally WALMART, without a hyphen. This may be some more of that “back to old roots” stuff that has been going on lately with companies. For instance, Starbucks rolled out their old-fashioned booby lady logo. I think this may be Walmart wishing to harken back to their old name.

    Removal of hyphens is very common in branding (and English, in general). Cheetos used to be called Chee-tos not too long ago. The hyphen was confusing an unnecessary. There is no reason to deny that this is what Walmart is doing as well.

  15. Billy Bob says:

    #11:
    LOL I left you sputtering such that all you could come back with was to make fun of my ‘and’ typo. You were the one making fun of the teen for getting pwned by a rodeo clown as if the latter were pansies, not me.

    #5:
    Thank you for the commentary that is completely irrelevant as to the question of whether or not rodeo clowns are macho. We’ll call upon you again if we need further animal rights commentary or weed.

    For the record I have never been to a rodeo nor find it entertaining, but at least I’m educated enough to know that the teen’s street cred is untarnished by getting pwned by a tough dude like a rodeo clown.

  16. #11 – Helz

    I haven’t been in the corporate sector for 15 years, but I do know what I seen when I drive by strip malls. And I just drove by the big one a few miles down the road from me, and the biggest sign out front says (verbatim) “WAL*MART”. So somebody better beat proper branding into the local Wal-whatever guys around here, as everyone within a 30 mile radius thinks it’s WAL*MART because of that sign!

    And I think the point of the responses to your commentary didn’t have much to do with where you keep your pinky when you drink latte (ugh, do you really drink that yuppie sewage??), but more to do with the fact that rodeo clowns are not pussified Ronald McDonald fatboys in big shoes, but rather are hard-heinied motherf&ckers. So the kid’s street cred was probably enhanced by the fact that the “clown” didn’t kill him.

  17. Mr. Fusion says:

    #9, Helzerman,

    # 3 Billy Bob, Let me guess, mamma was a rodeo clown cut down in the prime of her life by a petty thief and you’re still bitter?

    Oh geeze that was funny. Thank you for the laugh.

  18. Mr. Fusion says:

    #18, Billy bobblehead,

    Thank you for the commentary that is completely irrelevant as to the question of whether or not rodeo clowns are macho. We’ll call upon you again if we need further animal rights commentary or weed.

    Gee, I’m surprised !!! There are several occupations that will harden and toughen a person pretty good. Maybe you have tried them, maybe not.

    My comments about rodeos still stand. Your comments about the latte haven’t been defined, clarified, withdrawn, retracted, or apologized for.

  19. Billy Bob says:

    #16 Mr. Mustard gets it. [Applause]

    #19 Mr. Irrelevant Tangent, whether or not there are other macho professions is also irrelevant.

    My point to Ms. Halzerman is she looked about as foolish as she would razzing a teen for getting his ass kicked by a lumberjack or a coal miner.

  20. eyeofthetiger says:

    Rodeo clowns are powerbottoms. Right?

  21. Helzerman says:

    I can’t believe I’m engaged in an argument about branding and yet there is no speaker phone present and no one has offered me a bagel. Let Wal-Mart (or whatever you want to call it) have the final say and check their website. You’ll see they call themselves Wall-Mart when referring to themselves as a corporate entity. What they put on the store sign is irrelevant.

    As for rodeo clowns, I find your passion for them admirable, if not a wee bit disturbing. I’m sure they’ll be thrilled to hear they have such an enthusiastic fan base.

  22. Helzerman says:

    By the way, I have yet to be given the definition of: beret nad. Apparently I’m wearing one. Care to describe?

  23. #22 – Helz

    Well, for me (and for most people), what Wal-whatever uses on legal documents is irrelevant. What they put on the HUGE signs at their stores is what matters. And they put WAL*MART up all over (I checked with friends in other states, so I know it’s not just a local thing).

    And as to the rodeo clowns, give it up. You’ve been pwned. You thought they were faggy little wimps, bumbling around in silly outfits during the intermission at rodeos. When in reality, it turns out they’re the Special Forces of the state fair circuit. HAW! You should have the ovaries to admit that you muffed up on this one.*

    And your continuing harrassment of William Robert for his transposition of “and” to “nad” doesn’t enhance your credibility.

    * for the record, I’ve never been to a rodeo, I wouldn’t go to a rodeo, wouldn’t watch a rodeo on TV, and don’t know any rodeo clowns OR rodeo “riders”. I think it’s a form of animal abuse. But come on, gf. You got pwned!! Pwn up to it!

  24. #23 – Helz

    >>By the way, I have yet to be given the definition
    >>of: beret nad. Apparently I’m wearing one. Care to
    >>describe?

    I think it’s similar to getting teabagged.

  25. Billy Bob says:

    I’d say beret nadding is more akin to being flying squirreled. But Mr. Mustard is in the right ballpark (i.e. the location where the balls are parked)

    It’s all easily referenceable in urbandictionary.com.

  26. Mr. Fusion says:

    #23, Helzerman,

    A beret nad

  27. #22 – Helz

    Heh heh heh. Your silence says it all.

    You’re forgiven.

    And I hope you enjoy the beret nadding. I undestand there are clubs you can go to for that sort of thing, particularly in the more “sophisticated” cities like San Francisco.

    Enjoy!

  28. XOhexe says:

    Hey come to find out that Rodeo Clown should be in jail himself. Check out the story on Craigslist key work Jeff Smith.
    Maybe the police put the wrong guy in handcuffs


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