CELEB REFRESH: Jennifer Garner’s Funny Reaction to Humans of New York Story

Jennifer Garner couldn’t believe the story of Bobby Love, a man who escaped from prison and started a family before being re-arrested 40 years later.

Bobby and his wife Cheryl’s story was featured on the Humans of New York Instagram account this week.

In the first post, Cheryl recalled being in her apartment in 2015 when police knocked on her door and raced toward her husband, forcing him to reveal a secret he’d kept for 40 years — his real name was Walter Miller, and he’d escaped from prison almost 40 years prior.

As the Humans of New York account continued to reveal the story through posts, Jennifer was in a frenzy to find out how it ended: “Hurry up!!!” she wrote, and then: “Holy nuts.”

Ultimately, we found out that Bobby was sentenced to 25 to 30 years in prison, but escaped while he was riding a prisoner transport bus to a work site, according to The News & Observer.

As People notes, Bobby hid his civilian clothes under his prison uniform, jumped out of the emergency exit of the bus while it was stopped and ran off, later spending $10 on a bus ticket to Manhattan.

Once free of the prison, he changed his name from Walter to Bobby Love.

What a story… Are you listening, Netflix?! You have to read the whole thing!

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(2/11) “Back in the day my name was Walter Miller. It was a pretty normal childhood. We grew up poor, but nothing really dramatic happened until I went to a Sam Cooke concert at the age of fourteen. I was excited to be at that concert, so I pushed my way to the front row—right near the stage. The crowd was really moving, because it was dance music. And Sam Cooke didn’t like that. He kept telling people to sit down. And after only two songs, he got so angry that he walked off the stage. So I screamed at the top of my lungs: ‘Sam Cooke ain’t shit!’ And in North Carolina, back in 1964, that was enough to get me arrested for disorderly conduct. Things went downhill pretty quick after that. My mother was raising eight kids on her own, so she couldn’t control me. I got into all sorts of trouble. I lifted purses from unlocked cars. I was stealing government checks out of mailboxes. I got bolder and bolder, until one day I got busted stealing from the band room at school. They shipped me off to a juvenile detention center called Morrison Training School. I hated everything about that place. The food was terrible. The kids were violent. I still have scars from all the times I got beat up. Every night, while I was falling asleep, I could hear the whistle of a freight train in the distance. And I always wanted to know where that train was going. So one night, when the guard turned his back to check the clock, I ran out the back door– toward the sound of that whistle. And that was the first place I ever escaped from.”

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