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OPINION
August 16, 1987
Surely Pelliccia should get time off for 41 years of good behavior! NICHOLAS H. PAHOS Santa Barbara
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1987
Although production companies are eagerly courting Vincent Pelliccia for the film rights to his decades-old prison escape story, the retired movie studio electrician from Newhall says his first interest is a book. "I've had 10 people approach me for 10 different movies, and I believe everyone means well," said Pelliccia, 67, who in August was arrested for a 41-year-old prison break in Virginia, where he had been serving time for burglary.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1987
Although production companies are eagerly courting Vincent Pelliccia for the film rights to his decades-old prison escape story, the retired movie studio electrician from Newhall says his first interest is a book. "I've had 10 people approach me for 10 different movies, and I believe everyone means well," said Pelliccia, 67, who in August was arrested for a 41-year-old prison break in Virginia, where he had been serving time for burglary.
NEWS
August 19, 1987 | JANE HULSE and GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writers
Vincent Pelliccia, the retired electrician from Newhall who was arrested earlier this month for escaping from a Virginia chain gang 41 years ago, was pardoned Tuesday and released from custody. "You see, Mr. Pelliccia, justice does work," said Los Angeles Municipal Judge Glenette Blackwell, ordering Pelliccia freed after Virginia Gov. Gerald L. Baliles issued the pardon.
NEWS
August 9, 1987
Thousands of friends and supporters in the Hollywood movie industry have rallied to the cause of retired studio electrician Vincent Pelliccia, who was jailed Tuesday for escaping a Virginia chain gang 41 years ago. At least 1,000 employees at the Burbank Studios had signed petitions urging Virginia Gov. Gerald Baliles to pardon the 62-year-old Pelliccia for the burglary he committed when he was 19. The petitions also will be sent to Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1987 | JANE HULSE, Times Staff Writer
Vincent Pelliccia will not be prosecuted for escaping from a Virginia chain gang 41 years ago, authorities in that state said Monday, but he still might have to serve time there. Virginia Commonwealth Atty. Aubrey M. Davis Jr. said no action will be taken on the escape, which normally would call for prosecution as a separate offense, because no witnesses to the escape can be found.
NEWS
August 19, 1987 | JANE HULSE and GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writers
Vincent Pelliccia, the retired electrician from Newhall who was arrested earlier this month for escaping from a Virginia chain gang 41 years ago, was pardoned Tuesday and released from custody. "You see, Mr. Pelliccia, justice does work," said Los Angeles Municipal Judge Glenette Blackwell, ordering Pelliccia freed after Virginia Gov. Gerald L. Baliles issued the pardon.
NEWS
August 15, 1987 | JANE HULSE, Times Staff Writer
Vincent Pelliccia wouldn't have been sitting in Los Angeles County Jail, shackled to his chair, if he hadn't gone to his usual Studio City hangout to meet with old friends and cohorts from the movie industry as he had each week for a dozen years. A characteristically friendly gesture cost him his freedom. He agreed to give a ride to a man he knew only slightly, who, it turned out, was under surveillance by Los Angeles police in an investigation that has not been publicly described.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1987 | JANE HULSE, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles Municipal Court judge refused to release a 62-year-old Newhall man from jail Wednesday, the latest setback for Vincent Pelliccia, whose exemplary life was shattered Tuesday when police arrested him for escaping from a Virginia chain gang 41 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1987 | JANE HULSE, Times Staff Writer
Vincent Pelliccia will not be prosecuted for escaping from a Virginia chain gang 41 years ago, authorities in that state said Monday, but he still might have to serve time there. Virginia Commonwealth Atty. Aubrey M. Davis Jr. said no action will be taken on the escape, which normally would call for prosecution as a separate offense, because no witnesses to the escape can be found.
OPINION
August 16, 1987
I feel that putting Pelliccia away is ludicrous ! If a man has served the past 28 years working and abiding by the law in the state of California, it's a crime to be extradited for something that happened 41 years ago. Personally I don't want my tax dollars being wasted on such nonsense. I feel that instead of wasting and ruining the rest of a man's life, the law should really be out catching the real criminals--the ones who rape, murder and abuse society and innocent people--not a man who helps society.
NEWS
August 15, 1987 | JANE HULSE, Times Staff Writer
Vincent Pelliccia wouldn't have been sitting in Los Angeles County Jail, shackled to his chair, if he hadn't gone to his usual Studio City hangout to meet with old friends and cohorts from the movie industry as he had each week for a dozen years. A characteristically friendly gesture cost him his freedom. He agreed to give a ride to a man he knew only slightly, who, it turned out, was under surveillance by Los Angeles police in an investigation that has not been publicly described.
NEWS
August 9, 1987
Thousands of friends and supporters in the Hollywood movie industry have rallied to the cause of retired studio electrician Vincent Pelliccia, who was jailed Tuesday for escaping a Virginia chain gang 41 years ago. At least 1,000 employees at the Burbank Studios had signed petitions urging Virginia Gov. Gerald Baliles to pardon the 62-year-old Pelliccia for the burglary he committed when he was 19. The petitions also will be sent to Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1987 | JANE HULSE, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles Municipal Court judge refused to release a 62-year-old Newhall man from jail Wednesday, the latest setback for Vincent Pelliccia, whose exemplary life was shattered Tuesday when police arrested him for escaping from a Virginia chain gang 41 years ago.
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