TOWN OF FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. – Brandy Thompson was cleaning up her barn along Route 20 in the Town of Friendship over the weekend, when her dog's bark alerted her to two suspicious men.
"My heard kind of felt like it dropped just from the picture that I saw on TV," she said, referring to the much-publicized mug shots of prison escapees Richard Matt and Davis Sweat.
"At first I was quite scared," she said. Matt and Sweat broke out of the maximum-security section of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Northern New York more than two weeks ago.
Thompson told 2 On Your Side Photojournalist Franco Ardito on Sunday morning that she saw the men by the railroad tracks about a football field away. When the dog barked, they ran off.
State Police continue to call it a "credible" tip, although it is unconfirmed, because a police officer did not see it with his or her own eyes.