The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

AMW This week!

This Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 9pm on your local fox station, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK will be airing the following cases.

Pollock, Louisiana…RICHARD MCNAIR UPDATE…On April 5, 2006, Richard McNair escaped from a federal pen in Louisiana. A local cop stopped McNair, but the killer from North Dakota convinced him he was a good-ole boy out for a jog. The dashboard cam was rolling and caught it all. Now AMW has an exclusive interview with that cop who met face-to-face with the elusive fugitive just hours after his escape.

Newark, New Jersey…UNKNOWN NEWARK STUDENT SHOOTER…A mysterious shooting late Saturday night left three college students dead, and a fourth seriously injured. Police are now looking at hastily-written text messages sent amongst the four victims in the moments before they were shot, hoping to find some hidden clues.

New York, New York…MICHAEL ALEXANDER CAPTURE…It took two tries to find Michael Alexander but NYPD has finally got him. An AMW tipster first told police that Michael Alexander was hiding out in a Brooklyn apartment. When police went to get him on May 29, 2007, they could smell the marijuana coming from his room, but Alexander had already jumped out the window. It took authorities another day to catch up to him. Alexander put up his hands and told police, “I’m tired of running."

Raleigh, North Carolina; Guilderland, New York; Boston, Massachusetts…CARL DINATALE CAPTURE…Police say Carl Dinatale isn't the most creative felon who has allegedly robbed dozens of jewelry stores all along the East Coast. But, thanks to great police work and some help from AMW, the crooked thief is behind bars.

Tulsa, Oklahoma…VINCENT LEDOUX CAPTURE…For ten years, Vincent Ledoux was able to hide out and make a new life for himself. But thanks to an AMW viewer, the accused sexual predator is in custody, and AMW was there for the takedown.

Portales, New Mexico…RAYMOND GATES CAPTURE…With the help of an AMW tipster, Raymond Gates is finally in police custody. New Mexico cops collaborated with the U.S. Marshals in Texas to take down the wanted sex offender on June 26, 2007, making him direct capture #950.

Stuart, Florida…WALENTINA KNAPEK…Walentina Knapek is wanted in seven states for allegedly robbing stores of thousands of dollars in broad daylight. Cops haven't been able to catch her making stores' money disappear. Then, on Saturday, a strange thing happened: Salem, New Hampshire police locked up a woman named Irena Nowak for allegedly scamming a store clerk out of $200. But despite many similarities, it wasn't the woman AMW has hunted for years, and cops need your help to nab one of the country's Most-Wanted con artists.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Colorado Springs, Colorado…UNKNOWN WEDDING DRESS ATTACKER UPDATE…Since the investigation began, cops wondered whether all these cases were linked. Now, cops in Madison have charged a man with making harassing phone calls. The question remains: is he the Wedding Dress Attacker?

Terre Haute, Indiana…UNKNOWN BILLY BROSSMAN KILLER…It started out as a slow Friday night in a Terre Haute liquor store. But when a lone customer showed up the night turned deadly. A surveillance camera caught it all. Watch the tape and see if you can identify a murder suspect.

Los Angeles, California…SOPHIE DAVID…When Sophie David arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1980's, she expected to live a life of luxury. As the daughter of a wealthy Ethiopian army officer, she was used to getting what she wanted. After her marriage fell apart, and her new relationship was starting to crumble as well, police say David took matters into her own hands. Cops say David killed her boyfriend, Fekade Ashine, then got in her car and calmly drove away.

Salt Lake City, Utah…JESSI VEGA UPDATE…On November 15th, 1998, deer hunters found the body of Tricia Beristain on the roadside in a canyon outside Salt Lake City. Police later determined that Tricia had been dating Vega prior to her death. Evidence led them to charge him with her murder.