Fugitives John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch Captured in Arizona
Authorities breathed a sigh of relief after capturing armed fugitives John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch, who had been on the run for three weeks. INSIDE EDITION reports.
They thought of themselves as a modern-day Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the couple immortalized in the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.
John McCluskey and his fiancée/cousin Casslyn Welch were captured at an Arizona campground after a three-week cross-country manhunt in the wake of McCluskey's prison break.
Authorities quote them as saying that given the chance, they would have shot it out with police.
It's tough talk, and an obvious reference to the final showdown in Bonnie and Clyde.
But McCluskey's actual capture was far from cinematic. Police say he was resting on a sleeping bag when they nabbed him!
And as for McCluskey's better half, she was quickly disarmed while reaching for a gun at the small of her back!
Parker and Barrow went down in a hail of bullets, both in real life and in the film based on their story. But not a single shot was fired in the arrests of McCluskey and Welch, who is also his cousin.
Hollywood has taken a lot of liberties in telling the story of Bonnie and Clyde. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway portrayed them in the unforgettable movie.
But the reality is far different
"Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker weren't nearly as glamorous as they were portrayed onscreen. Life on the run is never glamorous; as you can imagine, you're always looking over your shoulder," says investigative reporter Michelle Sigona.
Before their arrest, McCluskey and Welch had evaded capture in at least six different states.
Trending on Inside Edition
Paramedics Charged With Murder of Earl Moore, Black Man Killed During Mental Health Episode, Appear in CourtCrime
Idaho Murder Victim Sustained 'Sharp-Force Injuries,' Scene Had 'Substantial Amount of Blood:' PoliceCrime
New Mystery Surrounds Sudden Death of California Public Defender on Wedding Anniversary Trip at Mexican ResortCrime
Murder Suspect Gets Retrial After Letter From Late Wife Warning He Might Hurt Her Is Deemed InadmissibleCrime
Man Lost at Sea Rescued by Colombian Navy After 24 Days, Lived Off Ketchup, Seasoning, and SoupHuman Interest
Missing Wife of Murder Suspect Brian Walshe Vouched for Husband in Letter to Judge, Helping Him Avoid PrisonCrime