September 6, 1995 in Nation/World

‘Frisco’ Lingo Trips Up Escapees

Compiled From Wire Services

If you want to walk the walk, you’ve got to talk the talk.

Two escapees from a Utah prison blew their cover by breaking an unwritten local law on acceptable nicknames for San Francisco.

Anthony Scott Bailey and Eric Neil Fischbeck both said they were from “Frisco” when questioned by University of California officers who found them sleeping on the Berkeley campus Monday.

Use of the name - loved by tourists but loathed by residents - set off the alarm bells that their prison break didn’t.

“No one from here ever says that,” campus police Sgt. David Eubanks said.

Bailey, 27, and Fischbeck, 21, had escaped Saturday by crawling under a fence at a minimum-security prison in Bluffdale, about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City. Both were serving time for burglary and Bailey was serving a sentence for drug possession. xxxx

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