The man, James Bryant, was in hiding for five weeks in a small village in Otago, a province on the South Island of New Zealand. Against local media he says it was ‘great’ there, but it was time to leave the remote place.
Oysters and champagne
He contacted a lawyer, Arthur Taylor, who had previously helped him out of his predicament. Taylor took Bryant to a nice restaurant, where they had lunch with oysters and champagne. “It was the first decent meal in weeks,” Bryant told reporters.
After lunch, the two traveled by helicopter to the New Zealand town of Dunedin police station. The fugitive criminal, suspected of violent crimes and released on bail, allegedly paid for the helicopter flight himself. He wanted to arrive “in style”.
lots of yoga
Police previously said the fugitive Bryant was a danger to the public and should not be approached. The criminal himself says he has done a lot of yoga in recent weeks.
He went to the police because he became anxious when he saw he was labeled a danger to the public. “He’s probably seen a few movies where police officers jump with guns,” his lawyer said. Bryant’s arrest in Dunedin went off without a hitch yesterday.