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October 10, 2012

Alaskan Outlaw Hunting Guide Removes Ankle Monitor, On the Run from Police

By Chad Love

Some people just seem to have fundamental philosophical issues with the entire concept of "licensing." Driver's license, hunting guide license, pilot's license...eh, why bother. Not even an ankle bracelet could slow this guy down. 

From this story in the Anchorage Daily News:
The search is on for an outlaw hunting guide who cut off his ankle monitor last week in Anchorage, according to Alaska State Troopers. Wildlife troopers are looking for Michael A. "Tony" Roberts -- out on bail for guiding without a guide's license, flying without a pilot's license and driving without a valid driver's license -- after he allegedly used a grinder to remove the court-ordered tracking device during the early morning hours of Oct. 4. Roberts, 50, disappeared from the home of his third-party custodian, near Arctic Boulevard and Dowling Road, and hasn't been seen since, troopers said.

According to the story, this isn't Roberts' first brush with that pesky law: in 1999 he fled from authorities after being nabbed for illegally guiding, airborne hunting, and illegal possession of game—that was six months before he was finally captured. In a more recent case, Roberts was sentenced in 2011 for illegally possessing a moose and spent nearly a year in prison before being released in early 2012. In July, Roberts was charged with three counts of flying without a license and two counts of driving without a license. As part of his bail condition in that case, he was ordered to wear the ankle monitoring device, which apparently cramped his style.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

More jail time will be required.

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

What's the story with the guy who was supposed to be the "third party custodian?" Not like you can just fire up a grinder and work it for twenty minutes or so and no one in the house knows what's going on! That guy should be doing some jail time or at the very least the state should sue him to recover the costs of chasing that douche bag down ... again! He didn't walk away, that's for sure. Whose rig did he drive away in? The time of year is not working in that clown's favor. He'll probably show up around town. Sounds like he's getting lots of assistance.

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from bounty1 wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

He's obviously an idiot. 50 years old and he thinks he's gonna be on the run the rest of his life? Good luck Roberts... You gonna need it.

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from Jerry A. wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

Ankle monitoring devices aren't terribly hard to cut off. It probably only took a few seconds. It's just a plastic strap with some thin wire cables through it. I imagine he will be sent back to jail or prison once he's caught, for violation of his probation.

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from Quinton Schmelz... wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Why? I mean, really? I have to question whether there was any logic involved in his decisions. 21st century here, and at least in America, there are laws against this sort of thing and people who enforce them(sort of, or he wouldn't keep getting away... :)

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Quenton, look at that guy! Does he appear to be hip deep in logic?

Hmmm. Jerry, I hope you're not speaking from experience there! ;-)

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from Quinton Schmelz... wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

you have a point... sounds to me like he just needs to move to Papua New Guinea...

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from Lexer Wolf wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

This guy is truly inspiring.

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from Jerry A. wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Ontario Honker - I'm a police officer, and I've arrested a few people who have cut their ankle monitoring devices off.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

More jail time will be required.

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

What's the story with the guy who was supposed to be the "third party custodian?" Not like you can just fire up a grinder and work it for twenty minutes or so and no one in the house knows what's going on! That guy should be doing some jail time or at the very least the state should sue him to recover the costs of chasing that douche bag down ... again! He didn't walk away, that's for sure. Whose rig did he drive away in? The time of year is not working in that clown's favor. He'll probably show up around town. Sounds like he's getting lots of assistance.

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from bounty1 wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

He's obviously an idiot. 50 years old and he thinks he's gonna be on the run the rest of his life? Good luck Roberts... You gonna need it.

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from Jerry A. wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

Ankle monitoring devices aren't terribly hard to cut off. It probably only took a few seconds. It's just a plastic strap with some thin wire cables through it. I imagine he will be sent back to jail or prison once he's caught, for violation of his probation.

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from Quinton Schmelz... wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Why? I mean, really? I have to question whether there was any logic involved in his decisions. 21st century here, and at least in America, there are laws against this sort of thing and people who enforce them(sort of, or he wouldn't keep getting away... :)

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Quenton, look at that guy! Does he appear to be hip deep in logic?

Hmmm. Jerry, I hope you're not speaking from experience there! ;-)

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from Quinton Schmelz... wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

you have a point... sounds to me like he just needs to move to Papua New Guinea...

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from Jerry A. wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Ontario Honker - I'm a police officer, and I've arrested a few people who have cut their ankle monitoring devices off.

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from Lexer Wolf wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

This guy is truly inspiring.

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