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Finney '74 Helps Police Apprehend Escaped Inmate

Baltimore news outlets were abuzz with commentary celebrating the heroics of Mac Finney '74. Finney, a WBAL-TV cameraman with more than 40 years of experience, and reporter Kate Amara were in Anne Arundel County covering the manhunt for an escaped inmate from Jessup Correctional Institution. Finney was sitting in his vehicle in a parking garage, editing content for the evening news cycle, when suddenly he spotted the escapee walking nearby. He called 911, followed the fugitive, and calmly reported his movements to the 911 operator. The police responded to his intelligence and quickly executed a recapture of the convict. Finney was showered with applause upon his return to the Baltimore newsroom, according to news accounts.

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