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A Time of Hostages A reporter's Notebook
By Tom Cochrun
When Tony Kiritsis wired a shotgun to the head of Dick Hall and marched him down an Indianapolis street on a raw February 8, 1977, he took more hostages than the terrorized mortgage banker. For three days Hall lived with a gun to the back of his head, the captive of an angry, ranting man as radio, television, and newspaper consumers followed every development.
In February 1977, he wired a sawed-off shotgun to his mortgage broker’s neck and marched him through crowded downtown streets, starting a 63-hour standoff that captivated the city. Almost the entire spectacle was broadcast on live television.
By Mike Jesse
On the morning of Feb. 8, 1977, Tony Kiritsis had an appointment about his mortgage. He was angry about it because he didn't think the mortgage company was being fair to him. In fact, he was convinced they were cheating him, and he wasn't going to take it.
Anthony G. "Tony'' Kiritsis, who wired a shotgun to the head of a mortgage executive and paraded through the streets of Downtown Indianapolis in 1977, died today. Kiritsis, 74, was found dead in his home of natural causes. Fred Heckman, the legendary WIBC newsman, made headlines in 1977 as a key player in the infamous Tony Kiritsis hostage standoff.