The cloud that will follow John Mark Karr has begun. One day after John Mark Karr was released by a Judge as charges were dismissed for insufficient evidence, Karr was detained and questioned by San Francisco police. It appears that John Mark Karr was reported to police as peering into school windows.
The incident occurred at Convent of the Sacred Heart at 2222 Broadway St. – less than 2 miles away from Karr’s attorney’s office, where a press conference was about to begin regarding Thursday’s dismissal of child pornography charges Karr faced in Sonoma County. Karr did not appear at the press conference.
San Francisco police Sgt. Steve Mannina said that at 12:17 p.m., a worker called police and said Karr was in front of the school.
“According to witnesses, a limousine pulled up, he got out, went up to the school and was looking in the window,” Mannina said.
Police pulled over the limousine that Karr was in and questioned him. Karr was found in the car with two people working for the national media. So how long will it be before John Mark Karr is on TV? The over/under is Wednesday of next week. The police then released him as no crime was committed. Is this going to be what Karr’s life will consist of? He is recognizable to everyone and trusted by none.
A police officer pulled over the limousine a short time later, to find Karr in the back with two people working for a national television news program, Mannina said.
Police “determined there was no illegal activity occurring, so they had to let him go,” Mannina said. (CBS4)
UPDATE: Drudge Report
The AP reported this weekend: Police say the received a call from the Convent of the Sacred Heart school, where Karr worked briefly as a teacher’s aide in 2000. School employees told police the limo carrying Karr and two producers for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” stopped near the school. Karr got out, strolled the sidewalk and approached the school’s door.
Police say no laws were broken, but they did take the names of Karr and the producers.Karr was released from jail Thursday after Sonoma County authorities lost critical evidence in a five-year-old child pornography case against him and it was dismissed.
UPATE: ABC canceled the interview with Karr on Friday after he jumped out of the car at the school. “Our producers were quite disturbed by his behavior. No sweeps special. No interview.”