Lawrence Pusateri - Colorado - 1974 Jul 27, 2014 10:37:56 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Jul 27, 2014 10:37:56 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: amw.com archives)
Lawrence Pusateri escaped from a hospital 40 years ago. He was aired on AMW in 2009 and 2010.
On Oct 3, 1971, Denver rookie police officer Daril Cinquanta saw two women and a man inside a vehicle. He asked the man to get out. That man who claimed to be Luis Archuleta, then shot Daril in the stomach and fled. While Daril was recovering from his injuries, authorities learned that the shooter was really Lawrence Pusateri, a California prison escapee. After shooting Daril, Lawrence was arrested in Mexico on drug charges and deported back to the United States. In 1973, Lawrence was sent to the Colorado State Penitentiary. On Aug 15, 1974, Lawrence faked an illness and was sent to a hospital in Pueblo. When he got there, he and another inmate got a gun and were able to escape. Lawrence has been on the run ever since.
Thoughts? Lawrence would be around 71 years old by now, so he's probably still alive. A few years after he escaped, he was spotted in San Jose, California, but was never seen again. According to the amw.com profile, he tries to blend in with the Hispanic community, which is why he could still be in California, but since he fled to there once, Mexico is another possibility.
Admin Note #1: Based on location of escape, our advice for anyone with information on Pusateri's whereabouts would be to contact the Colorado DOC fugitive tip line at 1-866-873-6305
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