10 CRAZIEST Prison Escapes of All Time!
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10 CRAZIEST Prison Escapes of All Time!

– You know, they say that
truth is stranger than fiction. That definitely applies here. So, we’ve all seen the movies and TV shows dedicated to this topic that,
sometimes seems far-fetched. I mean, Prison Break? C’mon! When they ended up in the jail
that was run by the inmates, I just, I gave up on
the show at that point. But, surprisingly, most of what
you’ve seen in entertainment was most likely less
bizarre and more probable than the actual methods that
these convicts used to escape. So get ready to hear about some escapes that would make Houdini jealous, because here are the 10 craziest prison escapes of all time. Number one is the dental floss escape. Vincenzo Curcio was a convicted murderer and a member of the Sicilian mafia that was about to face prosecution. On March 17th, 2000, he escaped from his cell in Turin, Italy by sawing through the bars using only a piece of dental floss. Being built in 1970,
the prison was designed to handle outside attacks
rather than escapes, so, just with dental
floss, and some patience, he was able to slowly cut
through the cheap metal. After escaping his cell,
Curcio went old-school by tying some bed sheets together and climbed out a window down to freedom. It’s like Rapunzel! Just, a lot more evil. Number two is the master crafters escape. On January 3rd, 1995,
three inmates escaped from Britain’s Parkhurst
prison using tools that they built within
the institution’s walls. In the prison’s sheet metal shop, the trio managed to not only build a ladder long enough to scale the fences, but also managed to fashion a
working gun and a master key. The master key itself, however, was the most impressive, as reports claim that the inmates crafted it from memory after seeing the officer’s key. After hiding it in the prison
gym until nobody was around, They simply walked out the back door, cut a hole in the inner-fence, and then scaled the outer wall with the ladder. The plan was fool-proof
except, that upon escaping, they discovered that
they were on an island and had nowhere to go. A for effort though, guys! (chuckles) You’re screwed, but A for effort. Number three is mother truckers escape. On April 11th of 1998 Jay
Sigler, in his 8th year of the 20 year sentence he was serving at the Everglades Correctional
Institution in Florida, was in the courtyard waiting
for visitors to arrive, and arrive they did. They arrived in the form of a Mack truck smashing through four prison fences before its occupants then
opened fire with shotguns against the facility’s security team. Another car followed
closely behind the truck, driven by his own mother, Sandra. Well, this just gets weirder. After jumping in his mom’s car and switching cars twice
to throw off his pursuers, the entire crew actually got away, for a bit. That is, until they were
recognized from the news which resulted in a car chase
and a subsequent car crash after which they were all arrested. Oh, and not long after, Sandra Sigler testified against her son
to reduce her sentence. That is a confused mother. Mother of the year award. (chuckles sarcastically)
No. Number four is the great escape. Stalag Luft III was a
German prisoner of war camp that held enemy Air Force
servicemen during World War II and was deemed inescapable. That was until British
inmate Roger Bushell hatched an escape plan with
over 600 other prisoners. This one was elaborate. After digging three separate tunnels, each nine meters deep to avoid setting off the seismograph microphones
along the fences, they finally launched the plan, and on March 24th, 1944,
the great escape began. Out of 200 men, only 76 actually made it and all but three were recaptured. In fact, Roger Bushell
and 49 other escapees were then executed on orders
from Adolph Hitler himself. Sayonara, buttholes! Oh, you see that, Hitler
learned some Japanese. Hitler so smart! Number five is the helicopter escape. Just after barely starting
his 30 year sentence, convict Pascal Payet made a daring plan to escape from Luynes prison in France. On October 12th, 2001, a
friend hijacked a helicopter and landed it in the prison courtyard where Payet simply
hopped on and flew away. And, unbelievably, he got away. Unfortunately, he tested his
luck by actually returning just two years later to break
out three other inmates, and all of them were recaptured. However, if that wasn’t
crazy enough for you, in an unbelievable twist in 2007, four masked men hijacked
yet another helicopter and once again, Payet
was broken out of prison. And, of course, he was once again recaptured just shortly after. This time, locked away
in a secret location with no contact to the outside world. Some people just don’t learn their lesson. You got away, Brah. Just, shoulda just flew. Flew like a bird. (whistles like a bird) Number six is the Texan seven escape. On December 13th, 2000,
seven prisoners escaped from the John B. Connally Unit, a maximum security prison in Texas. They managed to overpower
and restrain 16 people, including officers, civilian
maintenance workers, and inmates not in on their plan. Dressed as civilians,
three of the prisoners subdued unsuspecting guards
while the remaining four made phone calls to the guard towers to distract them from watching the gates. Stealing a white prison van, and easily opening the rear gate, the Texan seven made their daring escape. But, as we’ve learned, people
like to test their luck, and just two weeks after,
the seven men robbed a sporting goods store,
killing a police officer, which got them national attention
on America’s Most Wanted, after which they were quickly apprehended in a RV in a park in Colorado. I’m not advocating crime, you
know, or anything like that, but, if you actually did
a crime, got in jail, and then escaped, you would be lucky to live the rest of your life with a wig, shaving your legs, just
pretending to be, you know, I would be Matilda, instead
of Matt, I’d be Matilda. Keep my mouth shut and don’t rob anything. It’s just, it’s stupid. Number seven is the Italian escape. Antonio Ferrara, an
Italian-born explosives expert and bank robber was serving
an eight year sentence in France’s Fresnes jail. On March 12th, 2003, six
men in police uniforms pulled up in three fake cruisers and opened fire on the prison gates with AK-47s and rocket-powered
grenade launchers. It’s like real life Goldeneye 007. Ferrara used a stick of
dynamite a guard had slipped him to blow open his cell door and ran through the now-destroyed gates
to the chaos outside. Ferrara escaped in the
police cars using fires that the attackers had previously set as distractions for emergency responders. An incredible scene any Jack Bauer fan would have been proud of, except
that just four months later an undercover sting brought
down every member of the attack. See, nobody’s got, like,
an after-game plan. They have a game plan and then it’s like, “I’m free! “Now I’m caught again, okay, I’m goin’. “All right, that’s fine.” Number eight is the death camp escape. On October 14th, 1943,
a group of prisoners killed 11 German officers
inside a Nazi prisoner camp under the cover of night. Restraining the inner guards, and emptying the camp’s armory, the group planned to take
out all of the officers and escape with all 600 prisoners. Talk about a lofty goal. Unfortunately, the
remaining German officers found the bodies of the fallen Nazis and opened fire on the loose prisoners who had to make a run for the woods. Nearly 300 people did escape, the rest being claimed by
gunfire or the mine field. While this was a valiant effort, and it would be more upsetting to know that those people died, but, we all know how World
War II ended, so, yeah. The good guys won.
(clicks tongue) Number nine is Frank
Abagnale-prison inspector. Sentenced to 12 years
for multiple forgeries, Frank Abagnale Jr. was being transferred from the federal detention
center in Atlanta, Georgia to await trail when he became aware that the U.S. Marshall escorting him had actually forgotten the
detention commitment papers. Knowing that this was highly irregular, the con man used this slip-up
to convince the guards that he was an undercover inspector investigating the facility for the FBI. Unbelievably, the guards
actually let Frank walk right out the front
door to meet with an agent, a.k.a. his criminal friend with whom he sped off into the night. Hang on, is this one really
an escape if they let you go? That’s a philosophical question. And number 10 is Alcatraz. On June 11th, 1962, three prisoners Clarence Anglin, John
Anglin, and Frank Morris escaped the world’s most
famous inescapable prison. Alcatraz. After using dummies of
themselves to convince the guards that they were still in their beds, they crawled out of tunnels in their cells that they had been digging
for a year with only spoons. After sneaking up an
unused service corridor, they climbed up a
ventilation shaft to the roof and then scaled a fence to
reach the island’s edge. Finally, they chartered across the icy Pacific waters to freedom using a raft that they had made out of raincoats and contact cement. However, no evidence of them either successfully reaching the
shore, or drowning exists, making it a hot topic
of debate for decades. And those were the 10 most insane prison escapes of all time. As always, I really appreciate you guys watching this episode, thank you so much. Be sure to leave a comment letting me know what you want the topic
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