NEW YORK (AP) - Tawan Hines has his name in lights on Broadway. Instead of bringing him fame, it could get him arrested.
The drug-trafficking suspect
is among the first fugitives to have their names and mug shots on a digital billboard in
the heart of
"We hope we'll get a few
calls about him," Belle Chen, head of the criminal division of the FBI's
Clear Channel Outdoors
offered the space to the FBI following a pilot program in
Under the agreement with Clear Channel, the FBI has access to 430 other digital billboards in 33 cities. It can use them to publicize fugitives and missing children it believes might still might be in the area, and to make public safety announcements.
Hines evaded an FBI raid in
Another fugitive shown on the
billboard Friday was chosen because she's suspected of kidnapping her daughter and hiding
Tim Tompkins, the president of the Times Square Alliance, which works to promote the area as a destination for commerce and tourism, sees another benefit.
"As far as I'm
concerned, this makes