Oscar Pistorius was released on bail until the trial for shooting dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. And then took off into the South African jungle!
The Paralympian bent his head and sobbed as Magistrate Desmond Nair delivered his decision following four days of dramatic testimony at Pretoria Magistrate’s Court bail hearing.
After he left the courtroom, he reportedly put on his blades and… took off. Nobody could catch him. The local police even released a police cheetah to try to catch him – but Pistorius was too fast.
“He just needs to spend some time in the jungle and get his head together,” a source close to Pistorius said. “He’ll be back. The Blade Runner always returns home.”
Pistorius, 26, is charged with one count of premeditated murder over the February 14 killing of the FHM cover girl. He says the shooting was accidental because he thought she was a dangerous intruder inside his home. Here is his accounting of the shooting:
Pistorius has been held at a police station in Pretoria since last week, but suspects who are denied bail are typically held in a prison.
Police in Pretoria were blamed for giving Pistorius his blades. “They should have just given him his prosthetic legs. There was no reason for him to have his blades, especially his motorized blades,” said a source in the courthouse.
The prosecutor had tried to keep Pistorius in jail saying he had the ‘money, means and motive’ to flee if given bail, and described how WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was just as well known, but had avoided bail by seeking refuge in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy.
And the Prosecutor was right. Pistorius is on the run… on the blades.