The prisoners, apparently wore the shirt of his German Army uniform when captured. Neither wore the blue denim overalls described as their garb in first reports of the escape. They were wearing brown and olive drab trousers and shirts which they said they had since leaving Gettysburg.
The capture was made in Spring Garden township four and a half to five miles west of York and south of the Lincoln highway. The farmhouse is located near Indian Rock dam. Sgt. Lloyd B. Gibbs, a former resident of York Springs and graduate of Gettysburg high school, now stationed with the state police at York, told The Gettysburg Times this morning that the prisoners were detained by a farmer who had been tipped off by police Monday evening that the fugitives were in the vicinity. The officers found the prisoners in the back yard of the farm house. The capture was made without any difficulty.
Apparently food was used by the farmer to detain the men until the officers arrived.
They seemed in good spirits and smiled continuously in the York police station.
Their English was described by the York officers as "poor" and little information had been secured.