We're not ones to incite panic by twisting stories and pumping up the drama with tense, emotional music ... at least not when facts are involved. But this story hardly needs any twisting.
A convicted murderer (two counts of third-degree), who had recently completed a six-year sentence at the state prison, failed to return to a work release facility. You can tell this story is already coming off the rails.
This story, however, isn't about the escaped convict. It's not about how a person convicted on two counts of third-degree murder only serves a six-year sentence. It's not even about WKMG's silly typo in their original broadcast (which was syndicated to the web; screenshot above) where they identify the work release facility as "Bridges of Olando" (actually, that might make a good romance novel). It's certainly not about how the convict was serving the last of the time on a marijuana charge and WAS GOING TO BE A FREE MAN IN JUNE THIS YEAR.
[Welcome to Orlando? -- Ed]
Clearly, this story is about the telemarketing job the convict was assigned through Bridges of Orlando. This guy was MERE MONTHS away from being a free man, and TELEMARKETING pushed him to do something rash and unimaginable.
Here at OI.o we think it's pretty obvious: NOBODY likes telemarketing. Not people receiving the calls and certainly not the people making the calls.
Telemarketing: it's literally worse than jail time.
Source: Click Orlando