Are you a fugitive and want to turn yourself in? Bring your ID

A wanted rape suspect tried to turn himself in at the local jail the other day. The folks at the jail told him to go away. Is this really a good idea?

Full article here.

Jail Director Steve Thompson said staff turned Baker away because he didn't have a driver's license or any other identification to prove he was the person sought by deputies.

Baker was asked to go to the Sheriff's Office, inside the courthouse, to straighten things out, Thompson said.

"Surprisingly, many people show up without their ID, like [Baker] did," Thompson said. "It's illegal for us to detain people when we can't confirm who they are."

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