Off Route

Off Route
Game The Lost and Damned
For Thomas Stubbs III
Target Rescuing routed prisoners.
Location Algonquin
Unlocks Get Lost
Unlocked by Coming Down

Off Route is a mission in The Lost and Damned episodic title for Grand Theft Auto IV. It is given by Thomas Stubbs III to Johnny Klebitz.


For this mission, you once again visit the crooked politician Thomas Stubbs III. He's at the same location, with the same arrogant butler, but this time, Stubbs is in a steam room. Johnny eventually enters and listens to Stubbs' plan - to "liberate" some white-collar criminals (charged with insider trading) from a prison transport bus. Johnny tries desperately not to pass out from heat exhaustion, being that he's in a leather jacket fully-clothed in a steam room. He finally gets out of the room and the mission is underway.

See also


  • "Off Route" is the one of the two missions where you can get the Prison Bus, one being the final mission, "Get Lost".
  • A Rhapsody with a unique light blue body color will spawn in front of the player in the beginning of the mission.
  • The Prison Bus is impervious to damage between the time the player reaches the police station until the player evades the police in the bus.
  • If the player drives the Prison Bus down Bridger Street to Panhandle Road, the player will encounter a large number of moving police cars spawning from both sides of Panhandle Road to stop the player. Similarly, the player will also stumble across a group of (non-hostile) Angels of Death bikers leaving the Booth Tunnel and traveling along Asahara Road on bikes if the player heads to the road southwards via Rand Avenue.
  • The cannibal serial killer's name is Curtis Stocker. The Liberty City Tree website mentions his name after the prison bus escape.