• Short Summary

    TWO WOMEN HOSTAGES WERE RESCUED BY POLICE FROM THEIR ARMED CONVICT CAPTORS IN GEORGETOWN, KENTUCKY, TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER A 300-MILE (480 KM) CAR CHASE INTER-STATE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV BUILDING
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    2.
    MV WOMEN IN POLICE CAR
    0.05

    3.
    MV ARMED POLICE OFFICERS
    0.08

    4.
    MV POLICE CAR WITH WOMEN DRIVES OFF
    0.13

    5.
    MV POLICE SCRAMBLE FOR CARS
    0.16

    6.
    MV POLICE CARS RACE ALONG HIGHWAY
    0.19

    7.
    AERIAL STOLEN CAR ON HIGHWAY
    0.22

    8.
    CU INTERIOR OF HELICOPTER.
    0.24

    9.
    AERIAL CARS ALONG HIGHWAY (NIGHT)
    0.27

    10.
    MV ROADSIDE CAPTURE (2 SHOTS) (NIGHT)
    0.40

    11.
    CU WOMAN HOSTAGE ESCORTED TO SAFETY (2 SHOTS)
    0.51

    12.
    MV PRISONERS LED AWAY (3 SHOTS)
    1.07

    13.
    MV HOSTAGE INTERVIEWED, THEN PLACED IN CAR. (SOF)
    1.26


    TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 13): "...AND I SAID--YOU SERVE YOUR TIME, AND I SAID YOU START OVER AGAIN--YOU'RE SO YOUNG. AND HE SAID 'YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TIME WE HAVE--WE WERE GIVEN 25 YEARS."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TWO WOMEN HOSTAGES WERE RESCUED BY POLICE FROM THEIR ARMED CONVICT CAPTORS IN GEORGETOWN, KENTUCKY, TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER A 300-MILE (480 KM) CAR CHASE INTER-STATE. THE CHASE BEGAN IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, YESTERDAY AFTER THE CONVICTS--ARMED WITH A SHOTGUN, PISTOL AND KNIVES--GRABBED THE WOMEN DURING A PRISON CHURCH SERVICE.

    THE WOMEN HAD BEEN ASSISTING IN THE CHAPEL DURING THE SERVICE. THE CONVICTS THREATENED TO KILL THEIR HOSTAGES UNLESS THEY WERE ALLOWED TO ESCAPE IN A POLICE CAR, AND PROVIDED WITH A SHOTGUN AND AMMUNITION.

    ONCE THE CONVICTS WERE AWAY FROM THE PRISON, THEIR CAR WAS TAILED BY A PROCESSION OF POLICE CARS AND PRESSMEN. THERE WERE TWO STOPS FOR PETROL, DURING WHICH POLICE OFFICERS PLEADED WITH THE MEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE TWO WOMEN--MRS. MORENA DELLARIA AND LOUISE HONOR.

    THE CHASE, WHICH AT TIMES REACHED 100 M.P.H. (160 K.P.H.), ENDED SEVERAL HOURS LATER IN A MUDDY CENTRE STRIP OF THE MAIN HIGHWAY OUT OF GEORGETOWN. THE CONVICTS--20-YEAR-OLD THOMAS E. THOMAS, JAMES SYKES, 25, AND 19-YEAR-OLD DAVID CARPENTER--GAVE THEMSELVES UP WITHOUT ANY VIOLENCE.

    THE LADIES WERE FRIGHTENED, BUT OTHERWISE UNHARMED. ONE SPOKE BRIEFLY OF HER CONVERSATION WITH ONE OF THE CONVICTS:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABF6SBKMY70RP681LOQTU23VOS
    Media URN:
    VLVABF6SBKMY70RP681LOQTU23VOS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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