Businesses Sell Souvenirs of Texas Escapees

From Associated Press

Businesses are cashing in on the notoriety of the seven Texas fugitives who were the focus of a massive manhunt, selling pizzas in their name and auctioning a pool table at a bar they frequented.

“You couldn’t buy this type of advertising,” said Darby Howard, owner of Tres Hombres Tex-Mex Cantina, the bar selling the pool table.

At Fast Eddy’s Pizza, customers can order the Texas Seven special, the same pizza the restaurant delivered to the fugitives’ motor home three times: a large with pepperoni, sausage, beef, onion, green peppers and mozzarella.


The order, with an extra helping of cheese to make the number of ingredients seven, has become a best seller, a worker said.

T-shirts that commemorate their capture are also being sold.

Howard said he won’t buy advertising touting Tres Hombres as the place the convicts drank because he doesn’t want to glorify them. “People did that with Jesse James, but that was 100 years [after his crimes].”

Four of the fugitives were captured and one committed suicide in Woodland Park on Jan. 22. The other two surrendered in nearby Colorado Springs on Jan. 24.