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Fugitives being caught by spin of wheel in Brevard County

Posted at 6:08 AM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 06:09:12-05

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A sheriff in Florida has come up with a novel way of publicizing fugitives wanted in his jurisdiction, selecting a weekly target with what he calls the Wheel of Fugitive.

For the past 18 months, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has selected one fugitive per week with the spin of a large green wheel, in brief videos posted to his agency's Facebook page.

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., viewers can see which fugitive out of 10 possible mugs on the wheel will be the winner -- or loser -- to be pursued that week.

Ivey says the humorous, game-show approach has been successful. He says many of the fugitives have been turned in via tips from the public and some have turned themselves in.

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