Cops fail to recognise porky killer
A FUGITIVE killer got so FAT on the run that cops didn’t recognise him – even when they knocked on his front door and he tried to give himself up!
When police arrived at his Edinburgh home, porky Samuel Stewart immediately admitted he was the prisoner they had been hunting.
But the 47-year-old had piled on so much weight cops refused to believe it was him.
Stewart went on the run after failing to return to Castle Huntly prison, Dundee, on September 7 following a period of leave.
At Perth Sheriff Court last week, another eight months were added to his current sentence for culpable homicide.
Robert Fairbairn, defending, said: “Police were surprised because the photo they had of him didn’t match his physical appearance.”