SCHENECTADY Max Sherwood got a pretty sweet scoop after the famed “Moto Bandit” was killed nearly 19 years ago.
The mythical Gazette reporter landed an exclusive bedside interview with wounded cop Avery Cross for Sherwood’s Aug. 24, 1994, article. He also dug up an old mugshot of Luke Glanton, the robber gunned down during a shootout with city police at an undisclosed Schenectady home.
“It was the heroics of local officer Avery Cross, which led to a fitting end for the violent criminal,” Sherwood wrote in the article. “Cross, a rookie on the Schenectady police force, pursued the fleeing Glanton in his squad car, before ultimately tracking down the criminal on foot.”
Of course, the discerning eye will quickly note the celebrity status of the two pictures featured in the newspaper: Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper. Both are featured on the cover of a mock newspaper that was printed by The Gazette to be featured in Derek Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond the Pines.”
And what about reporter Max Sherwood? Well, he’s part of the production crew.
The faux newspapers appear in street boxes during the film. Another copy is tucked away in a footlocker and later pulled out by Robin, an ex-con played by actor Ben Mendelsohn.
The Gazette is now planning to give away 10 copies of the edition to readers who share the best pictures with The Daily Gazette’s Facebook page or via Twitter at #PinesPremiere.
The Gazette will periodically be retweeting some of these memories during and after the premiere.
Whether it’s a shot from the filming in 2011 or a picture grabbed from the post-priemiere party at Johnny’s, share it with us. And we’ll share with you a copy of this limited-run newspaper.