As soon as prisons arose, people immediately tried to learn how to escape from there. The funniest such cases of escape will be discussed below.
Chained by one chain. When sentenced in New Zealand, two criminals decided to flee immediately. After waiting a moment, the couple pushed their guards away and ran to the exit. They rushed together and at the same speed. How could it be otherwise, given the fact that 20-year-old Regan Reti was handcuffed to 21-year-old Tyranar White? The fugitives quickly crossed the road, but then a lamp post appeared on their way. The guys forgot about what connects them, and ran straight at him, hoping to go around him from different sides. Of course, the handcuffs did not allow them to do this, being hooked on the pole. The fugitives crashed into each other and fell into the bushes. The police have already arrived and returned the couple to jail. The very next day, a new court hearing took place, at which the prison term was increased. The short-lived adventures of the fugitives were recorded by a security camera. This plot can now be found on YouTube.
Free on the bus. This story took place in March 2008 in the same New Zealand. And in this case, haste killed the fugitive. Out of sight of the pursuers, he tried to hail a taxi. But when that didn't work out, the prisoner decided to steal a bus with twenty passengers. The fugitive directed his transport straight to the international terminal of the airport. What the bandit was counting on is unclear. Eyewitnesses said that he shouted loudly on the bus, trying to intimidate everyone around him. However, excessive nervousness only prevented the fugitive. The conclusion from the New Zealand stories is simple - the escape must be carefully planned, and not reckoned on by chance.
Weight loss to help. One English prisoner managed to lose 21 kilograms during 2 years in prison. This helped him literally infiltrate freedom. He only had to widen the distance between the rods. Despite losing weight, the prisoner did not weaken. This helped him climb over a high wall with barbed wire and escape from the prison.
One-legged fugitive. A bandit can be one-armed, but a one-legged fugitive will have much more difficult. However, the success of such an event can come from being in excellent physical shape. 28-year-old Michael Hill, who was serving his sentence from a robbery, managed to escape from three guards at once, then climb over a one and a half meter wall, a couple of fences and hide. Surprisingly, Hill had one leg amputated, and he escaped with a prosthesis. Eyewitnesses say that the guards suffered from excess weight, and smoking caused shortness of breath. Therefore, they could not oppose anything to the quick fugitive. In addition, his task was simplified by the fact that he walked without handcuffs at all - the jailers could not imagine that a person with a prosthesis could run like an athlete.
On the way to the Pope. Often the prisoner's exemplary behavior lulls the guard's vigilance. One devout Italian, Angelo di Gennaro, received permission to attend a weekly audience with the Pope. The prison authorities allowed him to do this for good behavior. After all, the prisoner was repeatedly released home on leave, and he always came back. But this time, the prisoner escaped along with three model prisoners like him. Obviously, freedom seemed to him much more precious than a conversation with the pontiff.
Escape in underwear. There are many stories of successful escapes with dirty laundry. People are hiding in special baskets that are sent to the laundry. And one Mexican even tried to hide in a pillowcase, which was revealed by vigilant police officers. And based on the escape of Luis Camacho-Mendoza, an adventure film could be made. At first, he showed his talent by making a rose from toilet paper. The prisoner presented this creation to his overseer. Then Louis made a master key from the screwdrivers he found in the kitchen. He opened the door with it and ran. But the police found a talented prisoner in a nearby town, where he was hiding in a closet with linen.
Kitchen escape. Chilean prisoner Raul Dinmarka took advantage of his official position. He was a cook and cooked food for other prisoners. One day, Raoul unloaded a van, which brought food to the prison, prepared food and drove away in the car. Taking into account the fact that he still had to serve 7 years behind bars, this risk can be considered justified. Prison officials say there was no collusion with the staff.
Use what is at hand. Sometimes even improvised means, not at all intended for escape, help him to carry out. So, in South Africa in 2006, a dangerous criminal Ananis Mat escaped from prison. He was charged with over 50 offenses. One of the most dangerous criminals in the country was able to literally slip through a 60 by 20 centimeters window. And ordinary petroleum jelly helped him in this. First Mat, having smeared himself, freed his hands, and then crawled into the tiny window. Freedom brought such joy to the criminal that he immediately wrote SMS to his hated guards. But in Indonesia, pepper helped the prisoners escape. They stirred it in water and then splashed it in the eyes of the guards. It happened on the way to the dining room. At the same time, the prisoners also shouted: "We attack, we attack!" The guards could not resist them, as their eyesight disappeared, and there were even more attackers. In hot pursuit, the authorities immediately caught 16 of the 18 who fled.
Runaway station wagon. American Richard Lee McNair is one of the most cunning criminals in his country. He escaped from prison many times, while using various techniques. Richard slipped out of handcuffs, changed his appearance, hid in the mail and in the ventilation. However, each time they were at large lasted only a few months. As a result, it was decided to transfer Richard to federal prison, since the prisons of Dakota simply cannot keep him. The escape champion will now be in his cell for most of the day.
Escape the Chicago way. Former Iraqi Electricity Minister Ayham al-Samarai was jailed for embezzling public funds. There he learned that an assassination attempt was being prepared on him, which the police in every possible way denied. As a result, the former minister was able to somehow get out of prison, bypass American and Iraqi checkpoints and fly on a regular plane from Baghdad. Soon al-Samarai called reporters to share the details of his escape. When they asked how they did it, the fugitive replied succinctly, "Chicago style." It remains only to understand what this means.
Full equipment. It is no longer a novelty for criminals to use a helicopter to escape. Usually he is hijacked, and after landing he is simply thrown. But the equipment of the former drug dealer Giulio from Spain amazed the jailers. The accomplices were supposed to deliver climbing equipment, camouflage and night vision devices to him on the territory of the prison. It was planned that Giulio would climb over the walls, get into a waiting car and go abroad. Nevertheless, the police prevented such a prepared escape by arresting the bandit's accomplices.
With the help of the ancients. In 2011, 500 prisoners escaped from one Afghan prison in Kandahar. And ancient buildings helped them in this. The prisoners made a tunnel under the wall, 320 meters long, which took 5 months. Then they penetrated into man-made underground communications, built during the time of Alexander the Great. The entire escape took about 6 night hours, and to distract the guards, Taliban militants blew up a fuel truck outside the prison.
Freedom in the herring. The transfer of a file in bread to prison has already become a classic scenario. But in the Luhansk region, vigilant police prevented an escape, in which canned food with herring should have helped. His grandmother sent them to one of the prisoners. In fact, she did not know the whole truth. The friends of the prisoners put everything they needed to escape - explosives, gunpowder, two revolvers, cartridges and even metal saws in the banks. However, an escape was discovered. The fleeing fugitives were arrested with the help of special forces, and the Ukrainian colonies are still suspicious of herring banks.
Harmful smoking. Sometimes criminals run away from the courthouse using a smoke break. Thus, in the Nagatinsky District Court of Moscow, a sentence was announced to an Azerbaijani citizen - 1.5 years in prison. After which the judge left, and the convoy left for a smoke break. The offender could only calmly leave the courthouse through another door. But in 2011 in St. Petersburg, the story changed somewhat. Before the verdict was pronounced, the accused was under recognizance not to leave, and after him they for some reason forgot to call the convoy. During the break, the offender went out to smoke, but never came back.