Infamous escape artist in trouble with law again - WKRN News 2

Infamous escape artist in trouble with law again

Posted: Updated: Nov 22, 2013 8:41 AM CST
In 2007, Christopher Gay stole a country singer's bus after escaping from prison to visit his mother. In 2007, Christopher Gay stole a country singer's bus after escaping from prison to visit his mother.
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. -

A man known to law enforcement as "Little Houdini" is in trouble again after a bizarre incident Friday.

Christopher Gay escaped from prison in 2007 to see his dying mother, leading police on a five-state chase that ended with his arrest.  He stole singer Crystal Gayle's tour bus to make the trip.

Last Friday night, authorities in Cheatham County were looking for someone involved in a burglary when they pulled over Gay.

"We were looking for somebody totally different. I approached him to see who he was, to see if this was the guy or not," explained Sgt. Travis Walker with Cheatham County Sheriff's Department.

He continued, "All he had to do was say, 'Hey, I'm Christopher Gay. I live down here,' and that was it.  I'd say, 'Okay, have a good day, sir,' but he just freaked out started screaming, 'I did nothing wrong!' and took off."

Police chased Gay for nearly 30 miles before he led them to his house.  They say he then barricaded himself inside and put a gun to his head.

Deputies decided to back off and leave the property.

Gay is expected to turn himself into police on his own Friday.

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