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Modern-day fugitives running rings around Bonnie and Clyde

Published 16/08/2010 | 05:00

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty as Bonnie and Clyde in the 1967 film
Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty as Bonnie and Clyde in the 1967 film

Authorities believe the two are dangerous and are presumably robbing and thieving

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They see themselves as a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. But while for the moment they are America's most famous fugitives, even Hollywood would surely have trouble glamorising the likes of John McCluskey, who broke out from a medium-security Arizona prison on the night of July 30, and his alleged accomplice Casslyn Welch.

True, there is romance of a sort in their tale. Welch (44) is not just the woman who threw the wire cutters over the fence to McCluskey, giving him and two jailbird buddies the means to set themselves free. She is also, we are told, his fiancee. But wait, McCluskey's brave betrothed is also his cousin.

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