A new tourist attraction had just secured
land near Burlington, Ky., in fall 2000 with the dream of using
dinosaur statues to teach families that the Earth is just 6,000 years
old and dinosaurs were part of the animal throng on Noah’s Ark.
A 19-year-old named Timothy Thomas, known
to Cincinnati Police due to a string of outstanding traffic warrants,
bolted from the cops one night in April 2001, leading them on a wild
chase through Over-the-Rhine.