February 8 1960
A children’s show on KING TV Seattle took on a bizarre Dragnet aspect when a burglary suspect broke into the building adjacent to the studio. Seattle police, alerted by a passerby’s call, swarmed into the studio, where Wunda Wunda was being taped. Al Smith, the director, interrupted the show and trained lights and cameras on the fire door where the police entered the other building. The show was underway again 15 min. later when police marched the handcuffed man across the set, to the surprise of the performers, but not of KING TV cameramen who taped the entire sequence. Then the entire police capture episode was telecast by the Seattle TV station.
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