Wacky… But True, April 13th

Investigators say a woman’s obituary helped U.S. federal agents capture her fugitive son nearly four decades after he escaped from an Oklahoma prison in 1981, 19 months into a nine-year sentence for drug possession and distribution. The U.S. Marshals Service says 58-year-old Stephen Michael Paris was arrested last week at a Houston office where he worked under a pseudonym. Investigators tracked him down in Texas after a newspaper obituary for his mother listed a son in Houston named Stephen Michael Chavez. Fingerprints confirmed his identity. He was also featured on the Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ “Most Wanted” list… done in by an obituary. (Source: abcnews.go.com)

And a man has the car of his dreams eight years after he slipped a note inside the window of a blue 1971 Volkswagen bus that the then-16-year-old called his “future car.” Kyle Cropsey of Lindenhurst, New York, received a call last week from Cris Mead, of Oakland, California. Cris’ father, Cornelius, had bought the van new and named it Matilda, taking his family on cross-country trips. The son was cleaning it out after his father’s death when he came across Kyle’s note tucked in the VW’s log book. Cris says the family decided to give him the van, on the condition he update them on its restoration and “go on plenty of adventures”. (Source: abcnews.go.com; Image: ctvnews.ca)

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