January 10, 1991
A 20-year-old man who escaped from Johns Hopkins Hospital on Sunday after taking a gun from a city officer and shooting at four other officers was arrested yesterday on the roof of a house in East Baltimore, police said.Oswald Gerald Trayham of the 700 block of Wharton Court was arrested about 10 a.m. by police who had received a tip that he was hiding in a house in the 1200 block of East Preston Street, said Dennis S. Hill, a police spokesman.A .38-caliber revolver believed to belong to a city police officer was found in the chimney of the building where Mr. Trayham was captured, Mr. Hill said.
September 14, 1990
William Longthorne managed to escape from Kuwait under the guns of the Iraqi army by crossing the desert into Saudi Arabia. Then, on Tuesday, he got mugged in the parking lot of a Linthicum hotel.The 64-year-old mechanical engineer was standing in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn, in the 800 block of Elkridge Landing Road at about 10:40 p.m. when he was approached by a man who pointed a gun at him, said he was hungry and demanded all his money.Longthorne didn't have any cash on hand, so he turned over a watch worth $200.