Saturday, November 15, 2008

That's Sturdy Cardboard

Why break out of jail when you can get carried out?

The 42-year-old Turkish citizen - who was serving a seven-year sentence - had been making stationery with other prisoners destined for the shops. At the end of his shift, the inmate climbed into a cardboard box and was taken out of prison by express courier. His whereabouts are still unknown.

Standby for a statement of the obvious.

The chief warden of the jail told the BBC this was an embarrassing incident.

The thief wasn't in the box very long.

Shortly after it had passed through the prison gates, the inmate made his dash for freedom by cutting a big hole in the tarpaulin of the lorry and jumping off.

The warden took the opportunity to pitch for more money.

"I was not surprised that an escape happened on my watch. For years I had been asking for more security guards from the government. But now they'll have to listen."

I'm sure they'll also inquire as to the whereabouts of the current guards during the incident.

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