Homeless man gets $100K reward for spotting California fugitives

A homeless man from San Fransisco along with three other people will share $1,50,000 reward money for pointing the Police towards two Orange County inmates who has escaped from a Southern California jail. The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved the reward amount on March 15, 2016.

According to CBS Los Angeles, the homeless man, Matthew Hay-Chapman will receive the lion’s share of $1,50,000 which will come around $1,00,000. Jean Pasco, the county spokesman too confirmed this news.

The remaining $50,000 will be split between two target employees and the man whose van was stolen by the convicts. The owner of the stolen was will receive $20,000.

The convicts, Hossein Nayeri, Jonathan Tieu and Bac Duong, escaped from the Southern California jail on January 22, 2016. From then, the entire Police Department of the state were trying their best to hunt these criminals.

On January 28, 2016, Matthew Hay-Chapman spotted Hossein Nayeri and Jonathan Tieu along with the missed van. Hay-Chapman identified the van at a glance, as it was the hottest talking topic in news channels. Soon, Chapman pointed the convicts to the Police Officers, and they were arrested in no time.

The third one Bac Doung has previously surrendered to the Police on January 27, 2016.

The owner of the van, Armando Damian called to the Police on January 23 and informed that a man who took the van for a test drive has not returned it.

Target Store Manager Hazel Javier saw something fishy in the CCTV footage on January 22 night, and soon, he showed the video to lose prevention officer Jeffrey Arana. Both of them informed the Police within no time, and this resulted in the arrest of the convicts.

The cab driver who was held hostage by the thieves will not receive anything as the reward as he did not give information about the escaped inmates’ capture.