Justin Durbin in the media

As Justin Durbin criss-crossed the eastern U.S. in stolen vehicles, media reports started trickling in of his escapades. By the time of his arrest, he'd become a national story, seen in headlines of major media publications.


  1. The Daily News was one of the first media outlets to report on Durbin's string of thefts, tying it together with help from law enforcement officials. Naples police said Durbin stole a Bentley from a local dealership.
  2. After the Daily News' article, media outlets in other states, such as the Chicago Tribune, started catching on to the case.
  3. With his capture in southwest Louisiana, Durbin's story became a viral hit.
  4. In the weeks that followed, additional stories trickled in of Durbin's time on the run.