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‘In Broad Daylight:’ Watch True Story Movie On TV One, Perhaps Inspired by Bethany Arceneaux Kidnapping

In Broad Daylight is TV One’s latest ripped from the headlines movie. It’s probably inspired by the true story of Bethany Arceneaux, a 29-year-old Louisiana kidnap victim, who was abducted by her boyfriend, Scott Thomas,  and rescued by her family. It stars Michael Arnold, Tamara Austin, & Tameka Bob.


In Broad Daylight Movie on TV One Synopsis

This ripped from the headlines news story inspired a TV One Fatal Attraction case. When a young mother is abducted by a crazed-boyfriend, her family speeds into action to find her. Will they rescue her in time or will he kill her?

True Story: If you watch Fatal Attraction or remember this case when it was in the news, you’ll know it sounds a lot like the Bethany Arceneaux case. Bethany was snatched in the parking lot of a daycare center, where she was picking up her small child. Scott Thomas, her emotionally unstable boyfriend, took her into the woods and held her against her will in an abandoned house.

Frantic family members took matters into their own hands and looked for her. When they found the car Scott Thomas was driving, they saw the top of a house and made their way into the woods with a gun. Just as Scott Thomas had begun stabbing Bethany, her heroic cousin kicked down the door and shot him to death, according to ABC News. 

In Broad Daylight airs tonight at 8 p.m. on TV One.

[Image via Facebook & TV One used with permission]

Traciy Curry-Reyes

Traciy Curry-Reyes is the founder and editor-in-chief of TV Crime Sky. She began her career as a true crime & entertainment freelance writer in the 1990's for her website, The Movies Based on True Stories Database/Archives. She has contributed content to other websites, such as and Traciy also appears as a true-crime expert and commentator on TV One's Fatal Attraction, For My Man, and Justice by Any Means; Investigation Discovery's Murder Calls and Scorned; Oxygen's Snapped; FOX's Crime Watch Daily; and Lifetime Television's Killer Kids.



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