The Wire star Christopher Clanton Sr., 33, is on the run after escaping police custody at a Baltimore hospital and posts bizarre Facebook message accusing cops of taking cocaine in front of him
- Christopher Clanton Sr was arrested in Baltimore on Thursday night for violating a protective order
- Prior to being formally processed, he was taken to a local hospital for a pre-existing medical condition where he escaped police guard
- Authorities have appealed for assistance in locating Clanton, who has three additional criminal cases currently pending against him
- Clanton starred in nine episodes of HBO’s critically acclaimed crime drama The Wire in the mid 2000s
An actor who appeared on The Wire is on the run after he reportedly escaped police custody at a Baltimore hospital.
Christopher Clanton Sr, who starred in nine episodes of HBO’s critically-acclaimed crime drama, was arrested in the city on Thursday night for violating a protective order.
Prior to his booking, the 33-year-old was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for a pre-existing condition before he was reported as missing from the medical facility the following day, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Court records show that Clanton has three additional criminal cases that are currently pending against him.
The case took a turn early Saturday morning, when a Facebook post was uploaded on an account purportedly belonging to Clanton.
The bizarre post claims the actor simply walked out of the hospital after he caught an officer who was guarding him snorting cocaine.
Christopher Clanton Sr, who starred in nine episodes of HBO’s critically-acclaimed crime-drama, has escaped police custody in Baltimore
Clanton is pictured portraying low-level drug enforcer Savino Bratton on the hit show
‘Hilarious how EVERYBODY got something to say AND NOBODY is asking about my safety… Well this is what happened… I caught the officer sniffing a line cocaine from his backhand,’ the Facebook post reads.
‘When I said something about it he pulled a small handgun from his bag and said “I would hate to say you had this and fill you with my Mag” [Magnum pistol]. I walked to the door looking for another officer. He was the only one. During one of his episodes. I was alone and basically walked out of the front door’.
The post continues: ‘I WILL NOT BECOME JUST ANOTHER NUMBER ON POLICE DART BOARDS….DO YOU REALLY THINK I WILL RUN BECAUSE OF A VIOLATION TO A PROTECTIVE ORDER?’
The odd message then implies that the cause of Clanton’s arrest related to a protective order surrounding the custody of his child.
‘BALTIMORE CITY REFUSES TO GIVE A STABLE MAN HIS SON AND WOULD RATHER HIM LOOK UP THE STATE!!!!!’ the post reads.
The case took a turn early Saturday morning, when a Facebook post was uploaded on an account purported to belong to Clanton
Clanton purportedly claims he caught his supervising guard snorting cocaine, before he simply walked out of The Good Samaritan Hospital. Police say they are not familiar with any such allegation
Police have pleaded with the public for help in tracking down Clanton who remains at large. They have described him as being around 6ft tall and weighing in at 165 lbs
Meanwhile, a police spokesperson told The Baltimore Sun that they were ‘not familiar with the Facebook post or its allegation about [Clanton’s supervising] officer.
The star appeared on both the first and fifth seasons of The Wire playing a low-level drug enforcer by the name of Savino Bratton.
According to Wikipedia, Clanton founded Hunted Foxx Entertainment in 2014 – ‘a boutique production company with a focus on indie films’.
Anyone with information on the star’s whereabouts is asked to contact police.
According to Wikipedia, Clanton founded Hunted Foxx Entertainment in 2014 – ‘a boutique production company with a focus on indie films’