Video: 2007 Hillary office hostage-taker escapes … from minimum security; Update: Recaptured
posted at 9:41 am on April 8, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Remember this story? Leland Eisenberg held a Hillary Clinton campaign office hostage in November 2007 by claiming he had a bomb. Today’s he’s a free man, thanks to a decision to put a disturbed felon in a minimum security prison, as CBS reports:
Update: He hasn’t gotten much brighter in the last six years:
Authorities say Leeland Eisenberg, the man who took hostages at a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign office in 2007, was apprehended less than 24 hours after walking away from a minimum-security correctional facility.
Eisenberg was arrested on an escape charge without incident about 8:30 a.m. Monday in Manchester. He was found in the lobby of a community center.
Eisenberg, 52, was expected to be arraigned in court later Monday and brought back to the state prison in Concord. The escape charge is a felony punishable by 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison, Department of Corrections spokesman Jeff Lyons said.
Eisenberg was missing from his room during a head count Sunday afternoon at the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester.
He was sentenced in 2010 to 3 1/2 to 7 years for probation violations. He would have been eligible for parole in August.
Looks like he wasn’t ready to “transition” yet.