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FLASHBACK: 1988 – Double-team effort by Racine Raiders players helps sack escapee

(NOTE: Article originally appeared in the Wednesday, June 8, 1988, edition of the Wisconsin State Journal.)

Titus Heath and Keith Boykin helped catch a prison escapee.Two football players looking for jobs on the semi-pro Racine Raiders team got on-the-job experience for law enforcement.

The two men chased and tackled a prisoner who escaped from Racine County sheriff’s deputies Monday afternoon.

Both said they were interested in police work, but neither expected he would be doing that job when they asked a deputy for directions to an employment agency.

Titus B. Heath, 18, of Detroit, and Keith Boykin, 22, of Dayton, Ohio, saw a prisoner drop his jacket and handcuffs on the street and run from deputies.

They asked permission to help capture David Sautier, 22, when he fled the area and tried getting into nearby homes.

“I told an officer, “There’s a guy that just took off from police. Do you want me to catch the guy?'” Heath asked.

The answer was yes, just don’t hurt him, Heath said.

Within five minutes, Sautter was trapped by a fence with Heath on one side and Boykin on the other.

Sautier was in Racine from the Green Bay Correctional Institute for sentencing Tuesday on five drug charges. He now faces a charge of escape.