10 Legendary Manhunts

They fought the law and for the most part the law won.

Db Cooper

Today we discuss the hunt for the most dangerous game of all... MAN!

Quick correction, these aren't incidences of people being hunted for sport (you get put on a special list for compiling examples of that). We're looking at cases when people drew so much hate and controversy the only logical act was to turn the world inside out in hopes of finding them.

The heinousness of a crime is usually accompanied by a search of equal or greater intensity. In most of these cases you can side with the law - it's pretty easy to do so when the criminal on the run is a murderer. But sometimes it's not as black-and-white.

Occasionally government or police force will hunt for someone we actively cheer for, whether through some misguided thought of individualism or, say, when the hunters happen to be Nazis. In that last case always root for the person who isn't a Nazi.

These are the times in history that a manhunt captured the public imagination, caused a huge sense of 'us versus them', or even just caused us to wonder how they got away with it for so long.

The outcome is often tragic. Everyone deserves their day in court, but sometimes it's not the destination but the journey that is truly important.

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