Jail Escapee Tells Judge To ‘Stick It’ At Sentencing
(STMW) — Daring jail escapee Kenneth Conley told a federal judge to “stick it right up your a–” Monday morning.
Now, he’s going to be in federal prison for an extra 3 1/2 years, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Conley, whose daring Christmas 2012 escape from a 17th floor cell in the downtown Metropolitan Correctional Center captured the public’s imagination, smirked his way through his sentencing hearing Monday.
He winked at the federal agents who arrested him after he spent two weeks on the run, having rappelled down the side of the high-rise prison with his cellmate, using bed sheets tied together.
And moments after U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman tacked an extra 3½ years into the 20-year sentence he’s already serving for bank robbery, Conley exploded.
“You can take your analogy and stick it right up your a–!” Conley, 40, told the judge, suggesting Feinerman increase his sentence to five years.
A stunned Feinerman said, “Thank you,” but declined to increase his sentence.
It isn’t the first time that career criminal Conley, who Feinerman called “incorrigibly violent,” has tried to prove to federal authorities that he’s a bad boy.
He and his cellmate Jose Banks widened the window at the MCC, and then used bedsheets reinforced with dental floss to lower themselves to a neighboring parking lot and escaped.
When he was finally caught in southwest suburban Palos Hills, he allegedly told the FBI, “It happened once — what makes you think it won’t happen again?”
Conley last summer was sentenced to 20 years for robbing a TCF Bank in Homewood — the crime he was awaiting sentence for when he escaped. The judge who sentenced him in that case, Samuel Der-Yeghiayan, took Conley’s escape into account.
On Monday, Conley’s lawyer Gary Ravitz said for that reason it wouldn’t be fair to add more time for the escape.
But citing Conley’s long record of armed robberies and other crimes, Feinerman said “nothing else has worked” except prison time in Conley’s case.
“And even that hasn’t worked,” he added, moments before Conley cursed him out.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)