Police say bad weather, distinctive eyes led to fugitive's arrest after 37 years on run

  • Article by: ED WHITE , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 5, 2014 - 6:40 PM

SAN DIEGO — Police say Judy Lynn Hayman's luck ran out after 37 years on the run not because of an intense manhunt but rather two disparate factors: bad weather that kept an investigator at his desk and her distinctive eyes that had never changed since her mug shot was taken.

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nonewtaxesFeb. 5, 1411:26 AM

Why bother with putting her back in jail, at this point

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carbonbigfotFeb. 5, 1412:37 PM

The same thing happened here in St. Paul a few years back. The woman was responsible for a bombing in San Francisco, and caught here leading a "respectable life".

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EleanoreFeb. 5, 1412:53 PM

Too bad she's not from Goldman sacs or the federal executive branch of the government, this wouldn't eve n be old news today and she'd probably be getting a check cut by someone with taxpayer money to boot.

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RICHARK0Feb. 5, 1412:56 PM

This isn't a bombing, she took some clothes. No threat to society here. How do the taxpayers of Micigan feel about the tens of thousands of dollars to extradite and incarcerate the petty thief? seems like a better option would be to pay a monitoring company and place her on house arrest for 6 months. That would have to be more prudent.

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capsule2Feb. 5, 1412:57 PM

37 years of looking over ones shoulder must have been far worse than the 3/4 year she was supposed to finish.

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ollie3Feb. 5, 14 1:46 PM

I feel much safer now.

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dnelson1dFeb. 5, 14 2:14 PM

This tiny article is woefully short. Two big questions: how did "winter weather" lead to her capture? Secondly, why was she ever sentences to 18-24 months for attempting to steal clothes? Was it truckloads of clothes or what?

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slikweasel21Feb. 5, 14 3:05 PM

dnelson1d is entirely correct, gaping omissions in this story.

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EleanoreFeb. 5, 14 3:07 PM

And still the perpitrators of fast and furious which led to the death of an american walk free. They don't even worry about looking over their shoulders.

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jee7654Feb. 5, 14 3:32 PM

The old saying is, "If you can't do the time, don't do the crime." In this case, the crime includes escape from custody and there is no statute of limitations on that crime. Given the length of her original sentence, she must have been convicted of a felony. She should waive extradition, serve her time and be done with it. She can petition the governor for leniency or a pardon if she wants to.

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