It all started on January 19, 1981 when Anthony Ragno was charged with Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property. After pleading guilty to those charges, and was sentenced to serve a year and a day in federal prison.
Well, let’s just say Ragno wasn’t going down that easy. Ragno went to extreme lengths to remain hidden during those 27 years.
In fact, he faked his own death and a public record saying that he had died at the age of 28.
He also changed his name to James Collins, and he would have remained under the radar if he hadn’t gotten arrested six different times from 1997 to 2004!
He was finally caught for his original crimes on September 23, 2008, 27 years after he was sentenced. There’s a lot of interesting details about this guy’s story.