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Shahar26
12-17-2007, 12:48 PM
ELIZABETH, New Jersey (AP) -- Two inmates escaped from a county jail, hiding the holes they made in the walls by putting up photos of bikini-clad women, officials said.

Otis Blunt, left, and Jose Espinosa escaped from the Union County jail Saturday night, officials say.

Authorities searched over the weekend for Jose Espinosa, who was awaiting sentencing for manslaughter, and Otis Blunt, who was facing robbery and other charges. They also launched a review of jail security.

The two got out of the Union County jail Saturday evening. The county prosecutor's office said the two apparently removed cement blocks from two walls, squeezed through the openings, jumped to a rooftop below and then made it over a 25-foot-high fence. The section they escaped from was supposed to be the most secure area of the facility.

The men helped cover up the break by placing dummies under their bed blankets, and hiding the wall holes with magazine photos of women in bikinis, authorities said.

Authorities launched a review of security measures, and barred inmates from pinning up pictures from magazines on their cell walls.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/12/17/jail.escape.ap/index.html

shintan17
12-17-2007, 05:08 PM
Wow...The Shawshank Redemption is one of my favorite movies of all time...and never thought the same thing would happen in a real life..

This is amazing...hope they will find those two, though...

Shahar26
12-17-2007, 07:48 PM
Wow...The Shawshank Redemption is one of my favorite movies of all time...and never thought the same thing would happen in a real life..

This is amazing...hope they will find those two, though...

I think a good place to look for them is Zihuatanejo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zihuatanejo).....

BTW this is also one of my favorite movies.

jmsx521
12-17-2007, 08:07 PM
Yes, one of my favorite movies too. I would've thought security guards would've been aware of tricks like that... at least since the movie came out.

Shahar26
12-18-2007, 07:50 AM
I really wish I could have seen the discovery of the missing prisoners, I think it could have been better than in the movie.

I wonder if one of the guards caught it on their cellphone and will post it on youtube ;)