The intense manhunt for an escaped Pennsylvania prisoner ended today with a unlikely uni-related twist: The fugitive, Danelo Cavalcante, was wearing a Philadelphia Eagles hoodie when he was captured this morning.
Cavalcante had escaped nearly two weeks ago from Chester County Prison, which is just outside of Philadelphia.
It’s not clear how Cavalcante acquired the hoodie, but it seems likely that he stole it from a shop or clothesline. Unfortunately, it can’t be returned to its previous owner, as explained here:
Video from a news helicopter showed Cavalcante being led by heavily armed officers dressed in military-style uniforms to an armored police vehicle. One of the officers cut away with scissors a Philadelphia Eagles sweatshirt Cavalcante was wearing before he was placed in the vehicle in handcuffs and driven off.
So the hoodie is now in tatters. But Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro is offering a replacement to the person from whom Cavalcante may have stolen it:
Gov. Josh Shapiro at the Danelo Cavalcante presser: “Folks, whoever had their Eagles hoodie stolen, if you could let us know, I’ll do my best to get you one of those new kelly green ones, OK?”
— Olivia Reiner (@ReinerOlivia) September 13, 2023
Interesting to see that Gov. Shapiro prefers the Kelly greens, just like everyone else.
(My thanks to Scott M.X. Turner and Dave Benedick for their contributions to this piece.)