Date: 23rd January 2001

America's Most Wanted Get It's Man (Men) Again

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