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I Found My Old Patty Hearst FBI Wanted Poster

I Found My Old Patty Hearst FBI Wanted Poster

In 1974, I was a brand new wet behind the ears rookie when Patty Hearst was allegedly kidnapped in Berkeley by the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army.

She is an heir to the Hearst family that built the famous Hearst Castle.

She was later caught on video robbing a bank in Sacramento that killed an innocent woman.

Every police officer in the country was wondering if they would be the officer that would encounter the dangerous SLA and get into a fight for their life.

One night I was on patrol when our radio broadcast that the Los Angeles Police Department was in a major gun battle with the SLA. All the crooks were killed in the shootout.

I decided to save the wanted poster for Patty Hearst from our station because I think it was the first time the FBI issued a “Wanted” poster in Spanish.

By the way, she was arrested, convicted and later given a presidential pardon.

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