California homeless man receives $100,000 for spotting fugitives

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A homeless man from San Francisco is to be given a reward of $100,000 for helping police recapture two prison inmates who had escaped, the BBC reports.

Matthew Hay-Chapman had seen photographs of the two fugitives on the news and spotted them in a stolen van.

They had broken out of Orange County Jail six days earlier, sparking a state-wide manhunt.

The full $150,000 reward was split between four people, with Mr Hay Chapman getting the largest share.

Two employees of the Target supermarket will each receive $15,000  for alerting officials after surveillance footage showed two men acting suspiciously, officials said.

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