American Heiress - Prologue; Part One: Nervous Breakdown Nation; From Inside the Trunk Summary & Analysis

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The Prologue opens at the home of Patricia Campbell Hearst and her fiance, Steve Weed. On February 4, 1974, they lived near the University of California where they were both students. It was after 9 p.m. when the doorbell rang. Steve opened the door and three armed people pushed their way inside. They were Angela Atwood, Donald Defreeze, and Bill Harris. Angela was an aspiring actress. Donald was a prison escapee. Bill was a Vietnam veteran.

They struck Steve, knocking him to the floor. A student who lived in a nearby apartment saw the open door, stopped to look, and was tied up. Steve got away and ran from the apartment. Bill forced Patricia down the stairs. When some students heard the commotion and opened their door, Donald shot at them but did not hit anyone. Patricia...

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