Fugitive Caught Thanks to Role in Horror Movie

Cops saw his photo in the newspaper
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2015 9:24 PM CDT
In a July 21 photo, actors Katie Hemming and Jason Stange discuss a scene during filming for the movie "Marla Mae" in Olympia, Wash.   (Tony Overman, The Olympian via AP)
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(Newser) – When it comes to promoting a movie, no press is bad press, right? Unless you happen to be a fugitive, in which case any press is bad press. Police in Olympia, Washington, arrested Jason Stange, 44, after recognizing him in photos that ran in the Olympian about the horror movie he's in, reports the News Tribune. Stange pleaded guilty to an armed bank robbery in 2006, and authorities say he walked away from a halfway house last year. He's now back in custody, and the producer of Marla Mae says he will remain in the film. "Everyone really liked him a lot," says producer Brandon Roberts. The movie will be out next year. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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