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Serial killer Ted Bundy stole Kurt Russell's food during an escape from police custody, say Kate and Oliver Hudson

Eammon Jacobs   

Serial killer Ted Bundy stole Kurt Russell's food during an escape from police custody, say Kate and Oliver Hudson
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Kurt Russell at the "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters" FYC screening and Q&A at The London West Hollywood, and a portrait of Ted Bundy.    Eric Charbonneau/Getty Images/Bettmann/Getty Images
  • Kate and Oliver Hudson said Ted Bundy stole food from their stepdad, Hollywood icon Kurt Russell.
  • The siblings said Russell was camping with his friends near the courthouse Bundy escaped in 1977.

Kurt Russell narrowly escaped a run-in with serial killer Ted Bundy, according to his stepchildren, Oliver and Kate Hudson.

The "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters" actor has been in a relationship with the siblings' mother, Goldie Hawn, since 1983. And Kate and Oliver say there's plenty that fans don't know about the Hollywood icon.

On Monday's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Kate said: "He always finds himself in some sort of scenario."

Oliver recalled some of Russell's most bizarre stories, among which include the time "he beat up Tex Watson, who was Charlie Manson's righthand guy."

Oliver said that Russell briefly crossed paths with Bundy in June 1977, after Bundy escaped the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colorado, by jumping out of a second-story window.

"This is a crazy story," said Oliver. "Kurt was camping, he had his plate of food, went to go get a beer or something, comes back and his plate of food is gone."

"Ted Bundy then gets caught and recounts sort of how he survived after escaping and said he found a guy camping in the woods with his friends, he leaves the thing, and he grabs and eats his food," Oliver continued.

By going to get a beer, Russell narrowly avoided a potentially dangerous confrontation with Bundy.

At the time, the serial killer was on trial in Pitkin County for the 1975 murder of 23-year-old nurse Caryn Campbell.

Bundy wasn't required to wear handcuffs or leg shackles in the courthouse because he represented himself during the trial, which meant he could use the law library.

Bundy escaped by jumping out of a second-story window, and headed straight for the mountains outside Aspen, per ABC News.

The serial killer broke into a cabin while evading the authorities for six days, and later stole a car. Bundy was recaptured when a police deputy saw the car weaving across the road.

Although Russell and Hawn never married, Oliver and Kate, whom Hawn shares with her first husband Bill Hudson, refer to the actor as "Dad."

In March 2015, Kate captioned a birthday tribute to Russell: "Today in our family we not only celebrate St Patricks Day but the birthday of our Pa!"

"Happy Birthday to the most dependable, strong, authentic, loving and fun Dad! I love you," she added.




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