The City: Citizens on Patrol

In Charlotte, N.C., Willis B. Howard, 32, a driver for the Yellow Cab Co., had just dropped off two men at a movie one night last June when the two-way radio in his cab blared out the police description of two escaped prisoners from nearby Union County penitentiary. The description tallied perfectly with his last fares. Howard grabbed his radio mike, called his dispatcher's office, which in turn alerted police. Within minutes, patrol cars rolled up and nabbed the escapees. Last week Howard won a $200 award for his good deed. Said Charlotte Police Chief John E. Ingersoll: "We...

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