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Murder Suspect Walks Out Of Philly Prison

By Wyatt Earp | November 28, 2009

Oscar AlvaradoGod, I love this freakin’ town!

So, can someone ‘splain this to me, because I recently suffered brain damage. How can an accused murderer – “accused,” yeah right – walk past a bunch of prison guards, get through a few locked doors, and step out to freedom without so much as a, “Hey, whatcha doooo-in?”

Freakin’ boggles the mind.

An accused murderer pulled off a daring escape from a city jail Thursday afternoon, police said today, slipping away from a visitors’ lobby after getting past a dozen jail employees, two locked doors, and changing into civilian clothes in the meantime.

Oscar Alvarado, 27, who had been held at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on State Road since October 2008, vanished sometime between 3 and 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, officials said. Authorities noticed he was gone around 6, and after searching the prison grounds, began scouring the city.

Philadelphia Lt. Frank Vanore said anyone who spots Alvarado, who was jailed on charges of gunning down a woman in Kensington last year, should stay away and call 911 immediately.

“He’s definitely a dangerous individual,” Vanore said. (H/

Gee, Lieutenant, ya think?!! This city is doomed. Doomed, I tells ya!

Topics: The Job | 9 Comments »

9 Responses to “Murder Suspect Walks Out Of Philly Prison”

  1. Raptor Says:
    November 28th, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Oy. I tell ya, soon as I’m out of school and get some money put away, I’m haulin’ @$$ out of this town! Can’t we sell it to Jersey or something?

  2. Rick Says:
    November 28th, 2009 at 10:27 am


  3. proof Says:
    November 28th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Maybe he just put on a pair of glasses? That disguise always worked for Clark Kent!

  4. Says:
    November 28th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    [...] a two years murder at a rate considerably less than your average Philadelphian. Maybe that’s because the city just lets murder suspects walk out of jail. Maybe one day Philadelphia newspapers like the Daily News and Inquirer will actually start holding [...]

  5. BobG Says:
    November 28th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Is this the part where we blame Bush?

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 28th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Raptor – We should saw it off at the borders and send Philly and Jersey into the sea.

    Rick – Incompetent.

    Proof – Yeah, but Clark could always fall back on intelligence . . .

    BobG – In 3 . . . 2 . . .

  7. kaveman Says:
    November 29th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Philly should pass a law that makes breaking out of prison illegal.

    That’ll stop this from ever happening again.

    I should become a consultant.

  8. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    November 29th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I guess Black Friday sales were better than I thought.

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 29th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Kaveman – As the Guinness guys would say: “BRILLIANT!!”

    Mrs. Crankipants – And I live near a Best Buy. Swell.