The Law: Sprint for Acquittal

If an honest man has no need to flee the law, as the maxim says, does a disinclination to run indicate innocence?

Frankie Lee Glenn, 30, a Florida laborer, made that case for himself in a Dade County court last week and proved his point with an unusual demonstration. Glenn had been picked up in a bar during a gambling raid. If he had been guilty, he contended, he would most likely have run for it. His experience as a high school sprinter and halfback was all he needed to outdistance an ordinary flatfoot. "We'll see," said Judge Everett Dudley. Acting as...

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