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Fugitive Captured After Giving Opinion On Redskins Name to Newspaper

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – A fugitive wanted on drug and drunk driving charges has been captured after giving his opinion on the Washington Redskins name to a local newspaper.

When approached by a reporter, Jacob Close, 25, told the Press Enterprise in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania that he didn’t see anything wrong with the name.

“I think they should keep the same name, but change the mascot to a potato,” he joked.

Close, a student at Bloomsburg University, agreed to allow the paper to print his name and picture along with his quote. It’s a decision he likely regrets.

Campus police had been looking for Close for more than a month after police in Ithaca City, New York called to report that he jumped bail. An officer spotted the fugitive’s photo in the paper and was able to take him into custody at the student recreation center Sunday afternoon, according to the paper.

Close is being held on $25,000 bail and awaiting extradition to New York.

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