Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.

-C.S. Lewis

Friday, December 02, 2005

Bed Sheets

It's been nothing but jail-break fever for the last couple weeks. I'm always amazed when I hear about guys breaking out of jail by stringing bed sheets together and climbing out a window.

The inmates apparently escaped shortly after 5 p.m. through the ceiling of a cell in their unit on the top floor of the four-story main jail, said Cpl. Ken Rink, a Corrections Department spokesman.
They gained access to the roof and used bed sheets to slide down to the roof of the adjacent one-story jail annex, then jumped to the ground.
Few other movie scenes are as regularly re-enacted in real life as the daring bed sheet get-away. Others opted for a more straightforward approach.
In another daring escape that led to the firing of one deputy and the disciplining of eight others, a Texas death row inmate donned civilian clothes and strolled out of a downtown Houston jail
The dude was caught three days later, but what a set of brass ones on that dude. He just walked right out!

Unfortunately, this particular bed sheet escape didn't go so well as the others did. And he's the only one of the lot who could have just used the door. Poor kid.

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