Hopin' you all liked the Wicked Chops-style headline... I also thought about writing this one to say "on the lamb," the way an unfortunate Gambling911 piece did a few weeks ago when referring to the Kaplan/BetonSports arrest. (To which I responded, "Oh, ewe.")
And about this story? Well, some dude named Randy Zandstra, who I would not know from Adam Spiegelberg, seemingly auditioned for a "COPS" episode a week or so in a tale which just made the New York Post. (Not that Spiegelberg's done anything wrong; I'm just saying....)
Zandstra, who barely final-tabled a limit Hold'em WSOP event back in 1996 (the one in which David Chiu won his first bracelet) and hasn't been heard from since, jumped bail last July and had further warrants issued for his arrest in October. Zandstra's been reported as a high-life-lovin', free-rollin', veteran con artist who really got in deep when he ran an investment scam in Colorado, which led to fraud charges.
When authorities caught up with Zandstra a week ago, he tried to run over an officer, then led the police on a four-mile chase that ended with Zandstra being ejected from his SUV and breaking an arm and leg. I love the added Post touch: "Zandstra, a casino-loving gambler known to don disguises and use 16 aliases...." The 115 marijuana plants found in his home were a nice bonus, too.