On the morning of February 8, 1977, Tony Kiritsis walked into an office on East Market Street and wired a shotgun to mortgage broker Richard Hall’s head. After making a 40-minute 911 call that ran the emotional gamut from polite respect to seething rants and tearful breakdowns, Kiritsis then paraded Hall along the streets of downtown Indianapolis followed by a cadre of police and media who were unable to do anything other than watch the event unfold. Kiritsis went on to hold Hall captive for three days as SWAT snipers, the bomb squad, and FBI looked for a way to disarm him without Hall being shot. The crisis culminated in a shocking press conference broadcast live on TV
A Truly Unbelievable Documentary
I can't say enough about Dead Man's Line. This Documentary about a man over the edge, in the late 70's in Indiana will leave you fascinated. I really can't believe how law enforcement and the media handled this. Not to mention, the general public were able to integrate with the situation as it unfolded. It seems so unreal to be true. Dead Man's Line is really next level stuff.