A convicted kidnapper and rapist, who is out of prison on parole, broke out of his monitoring ankle bracelet late Wednesday night, July 10, law enforcement sources confirmed.
Investigators said around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Skaneateles, New York, Christopher Block, 61, cut off his ankle monitor and they have not been able to locate him. The monitor was found just before 10 p.m. and he was last seen headed toward Auburn, police said.
People living in Cayuga County reported to NewsChannel 9 that they were asked to remain in their homes by police. Even though the police have lifted that order, they are asking people to remain vigilant and remain aware of their surroundings because Block is considered “extremely dangerous.”
The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office’s deputies, K9s, and helicopter joined The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision’s Office in the effort to search for Block.
According to state prison records, Block served 34 years of a 50-year prison sentence for kidnapping, rape, sexual abuse, burglary, and criminal possession of a weapon. In 1984, Block was jailed for violently raping and kidnapping two women he didn’t know with a weapon in the city of Syracuse.
Block is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 176 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has tattoos on both arms, one on his back and is missing a toe on his left foot.
If anyone sees Block or has any information, they should call 911 immediately. A tip line has also been set up. That number is (315) 428-4752.