Date: 23rd January 2001
Producers of America's Most Wanted are taking credit for helping to bring about the capture of four of the seven Texas prison escapees Monday after a Woodland Park, CO viewer who had watched the show called authorities when he spotted them in town.
Lori Hawkins, the widow of a police officer killed during the escape, said in a Dallas TV interview Monday night, "I can't thank law enforcement enough and America's Most Wanted for everything they've done." A fifth escapee reportedly shot and killed himself Monday.
Source: Studio Briefing