Man Bolts Chain Gang in Staten Island; Caught in Ferry Terminal
The police radio transmissions reproduced by the Advance suggest that the perp's name is "Juan Thompson" or something. At the time of his escape he was allegedly linked by chain to other prisoners; it is not yet revealed how he could get away under those circumstances. ("Sounds to me like somebody didn't lock his bracelet," says an Advance commenter.)
Update: The Advance has video of the man breaking free, but it doesn't show how he managed to get loose, which is being investigated. Also, they have his name -- Naquan Thompson, not "Juan"; he's 22 and was in on a robbery charge, having previously been apprehended for throwing a pit bull puppy at a cop (!) while in commission of a car theft (!!). Thompson broke his ankle during his getaway.