Authorities suspect man fled to Mexico as his child needs kidney Friday, March 3, 2006; Posted: 1:35 p.m. EST (18:35 GMT) Kentucky convict Byron Perkins fled after convincing a judge he would donate a kidney to his son. LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (CNN) -- A Kentucky prisoner who duped authorities and his family into believing he intended to donate a kidney to his ailing son may have escaped to Mexico with his girlfriend, federal authorities said. "It is a solid lead," Deputy U.S. Marshal Dawn Izgarjan told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday. The possible breakthrough came after a couple saw a report on CNN about Byron Perkins and his fugitive girlfriend while at the Phoenix, Arizona, airport, recognized the pair and called authorities. The couple reportedly told authorities they had spent time with Perkins and the woman, Lee Ann Howard, in a fishing village near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, earlier in the week. Authorities consider Perkins armed and dangerous. http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/03/03/kidney.dad/index.html It will be interesting to hear this Dad's side of the story, yes ?