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A Kentucky television news station aired a photograph of actor John Wayne along with coverage of two convicts escaping from prison, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Lexington Fox-affiliate WDKY explained to the Times that it uses a photo of John Wayne from the original True Grit movie as “the default for mugshots before they are uploaded.”

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Because of an error, the station didn’t upload the real image of inmate Michael Fleet.

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John Wayne Escaped from Prison? Kentucky TV News Uses Famed Actor Photo for Inmate

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