Homeless man helps police nab fugitives; earns $100K reward

A California homeless man struck gold after helping police nap two fugitives in San Francisco. 

The Orange County Board of Supervisors awarded Matthew Hay-Chapman $100,000 of a $150,000 reward, which was set for the arrest of two southern California jail escapees.

Hay-Chapman was living on a street near Golden Gate Park when he spotted Hossein Nayeri and fellow inmate Jonathan Tieu back in January.

The two prisoners were living inside a stolen van at the time. Hay-Chapman thought they looked suspicious and led police to them, helping end a nationwide manhunt. 

Now, Hay-Chapman is pocketing a hefty prize, which he said he plans to use to help his son and disabled daughter. 

As for the remaining $50,000, two Target employees and the man whose van was stolen by the two escapees will split the money. 

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