Thomas Leopold, a 42-year-old college professor principal wanted for downloading child porn is on the lam. He's especially dangerous, say authorities, because he underwent radiotherapy treatment for a thyroid condition before fleeing Britain.
Judge John Price said: "Please warn officers that when he is arrested he might be radioactive."
He added: "This is not a joke."
Defending, Jeannie Mackie, said her client was "chronically" ill and warned of the dangers his radioactive condition posed to people coming into contact with him.
She said: "His doctor confirmed that he is dangerous, in terms of radioactivity, for a period of six weeks after treatment and he had treatment on February 3."