October 22, 2014


Handcuffed man in ripped hospital gown captured after fleeing police

ELYRIA — Clad in a ripped hospital gown, a handcuffed Lorain man is accused of fleeing police around 7 a.m. Saturday.

Brandon Owens ran from a police cruiser in the Police Department parking lot at 18 West Ave., where he had been taken from EMH Elyria Medical Center. Owens was wanted on a domestic violence warrant.

The hospital said Owens had pins in his wrist and he complained that the cuffs were hurting his wrist, according to a police report. Police cuffed Owens with Owens’ wrists in front of him rather than behind him, and Owens, who had been anxious, calmed down. When an officer opened the cruiser door, Owens bolted with an officer grabbing the gown.

The gown ripped in two and Owens escaped wearing less than half of it, according to the report.

Owens ran into the woods and twice crossed the Black River before being caught near his mother’s house on Furnace Street, the report said.

Owens, 21, of the 1700 block of Euclid Avenue, was charged with escape, resisting arrest and obstructing official business. Owens, due in Elyria Municipal Court today, was being held without bond at the Lorain County Jail on Sunday.

  • hottamomma

    i wish i wouldve saw him running down the street half naked lol lol lol

  • hottermomma

    find out why he was EMH to begin with…

    • owens

      Well he was gaven some pizza that had laced mushroom on it . Lol the hopsital wanted to keep him but seeing he had this charge let him go. So my guess is this . There so lucky he didnt die while being in the water and the place where pizza came from needs to come fouth with who put it on the pizza a few people got very sick from it and wacked out. My son just ran around in his birthday suit.

      • Hottermomma

        Baths salts are not mushrooms. Oberlin PD has a rap sheet from the same night he wa taken to EMH.

  • Rosie O

    I heard the popo’s did a number on him the night prior.

    • owens

      No they didnt do anything to him befor taken him to the hospital . Just saying.

      • hottermomma

        Not according to police report… he got what he deserved

  • Zen Grouch

    I hope they charged him with stealing the ripped gown…

    …the way hospitals overcharge for every little thing, that has to be grand theft.

  • rosie o

    Everyone check out Oberlin Muni Court; the night prior matches this looser…