MILWAUKEE (AP) — The prison escape of former Playboy Club bunny and Milwaukee police officer Laurie "Bambi" Bembenek popularized the phrase "Run Bambi Run" and seemed tailor-made for the TV movie it inspired.
But despite the fame garnered by her flight, Bembenek died having spent more than two decades insisting on her innocence but never fully clearing her name. Her attorney said Sunday that effort will continue.
"I hope that the legal system that destroyed this woman's life, finds the compassion if not the obligation to grant her the pardon she so justly deserves. She stands as the example of the horrors and injustices that women have had to endure if they try to stand up for ..."
– Melody LaPier, admirer,
Glen Burnie, MD, Dec 04, 2013
"Hi there i have watched the movie about laurie and it has and always will touch my heart the hell her exhusband put her through and damanging her life i am sooo sorry to the family for there loss"