Tuesday, December 18, 2007


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...


III said...

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

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.

Anonymous 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.