Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Shawshank

Nearly everyone that I know who has seen The Shawshank Redemption has considered it a good movie. Well it seems that 2 guys in New Jersey escaped using the same method. They hung a poster over the hole that they carved out. From the AP article
They hung photographs of bikini-clad women to hide the holes in the walls.
According to police, Blunt, who is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds, squeezed into Espinosa's cell through an approximately 16- to 18-inch hole.
The two inmates wiggled through another 18-inch hole in the outer wall. From a roof landing, the two men "took a running jump or they were standing and they jumped approximately 15 feet out and about 30 feet down," Romankow said.
Then they jumped a razor-wire fence onto a New Jersey transit railroad bed to freedom
The best part for me is that they taunted the guards by saying:
"Thank you officer -------- for the tools needed, you're a real pal, Happy Holidays," the note read, with a smiley face drawn next to it.
I guess this means that they won't be showing that movie in the prison anymore...

2 comments:

III said...

From the movie, when they were sorting the new books for the new library...

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Heywood: The Count of Monte Crisco...
Floyd: That's "Cristo" you dumb s***.
Heywood: ...by Alexandree Dumb-***. Dumb-***?!
Andy Dufresne: Dumb-***? "Dumas". You know what it's about? You'll like it, it's about a prison break.
Red: We oughta file that under "Educational" too, oughten we?
-----

I suppose Shawshank will be filed under "educational" now, too!

The Shawshank Redemption is without a doubt my favorite movie of all time.

lizzardpf said...

On America's Most Wanted 1-5-08, they just mentioned that the guard named in the note committed suicide. He had a wife and 4 year old daughter.

Might want to rethink your statement about how you thought it was cool they taunted the guards.