August 1, 1970 - Hitchhiker problems
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
Making headlines on this day in 1970, a practice that's pretty rare now that was common back in the 70's: hitchhiking!
Exit 24 on the thruway was a popular spot.
Our cameras caught up with one young man who was trying to get a ride to New York City.
State police said hitchhiking was against the law, but there wasn't the manpower, judges or jails to handle the problem.