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(CNN)   Death-row inmate bluffs his way out of jail. I mean, how often do you look at a man's shoes?   (cnn.com) divider line 104
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2005-11-04 09:16:50 AM  
*golf clap*
 
2005-11-04 09:42:10 AM  
This thread is useless without pictures of Raquel Welch.
 
2005-11-04 09:58:36 AM  
That was the longest night of my life.
 
2005-11-04 10:05:28 AM  
This reminds me of the time I crawled through five hundred yards of the most foul smelling filth imaginable.
 
2005-11-04 10:05:40 AM  
 
2005-11-04 10:06:14 AM  
"fuzzy britches"
 
Ruk
2005-11-04 10:08:12 AM  
Nice Shawshank reference, submitter.

/*golf clap*, indeed
 
2005-11-04 10:08:55 AM  
BROOKS WAS HERE
 
2005-11-04 10:09:26 AM  
Why is it that inmates smart enough to escape from prison are also usually stupid enough to eventually get caught?
 
der
2005-11-04 10:10:12 AM  
SO WAS RED
 
2005-11-04 10:10:19 AM  
I

don't

bargain.
 
2005-11-04 10:12:23 AM  
You guys should be careful with the quotes or else drew will cast you down with the sodomites.
 
2005-11-04 10:12:43 AM  
"Dead Man Walking!"
 
2005-11-04 10:13:35 AM  
I say let the death sentence be carried out immediately upon contact with the suspect.
 
2005-11-04 10:14:16 AM  
Well Played Submitter, Well Played
 
2005-11-04 10:15:30 AM  
Get busy living, or get busy dying.
 
2005-11-04 10:15:41 AM  
Its a terrible thing that this guy escaped, but I really give him credit. It says he killed his ex-GF and a friend of hers, could be a "crime of passion" thing. He may not be serial killer, so if he lays low there is a chance he could live below the radar (especially w/ all the post Katrina devestation)

Not that I endorse any of his actions. Sorry for ramblin' its Friday and I'm bored at work.

/Boss isn't here
 
2005-11-04 10:15:47 AM  
The story's original title is Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption

 
2005-11-04 10:15:52 AM  
45cal: You guys should be careful with the quotes or else drew will cast you down with the sodomites.


I could be a good friend to you...hard to get. I like that.
 
2005-11-04 10:16:02 AM  
NoAssemblyReqd:

Why is it that inmates smart enough to escape from prison are also usually stupid enough to eventually get caught?


a) They were dumb enough to get caught in the first place
b) I don't know that this was really a "brilliant" escape
 
2005-11-04 10:19:23 AM  
Reminds me of the case a few years ago where an inmate did exactly the same thing, but the difference being that he had made a false ID - using Eddie Murphy's photo.

Classic and classy.
 
2005-11-04 10:21:18 AM  
NoAssemblyReqd Why is it that inmates smart enough to escape from prison are also usually stupid enough to eventually get caught?

Interesting story: Infamous serial killer Ted Bundy was by all accounts brilliant (or at least very smart & clever).

He escaped custody twice.

How he was arrested/re-arrested all three times? Traffic violations.
 
2005-11-04 10:23:31 AM  
Several hundred desperate criminals thinking about escaping vs. several dozen paid guards thinking about going home at 5pm.
 
2005-11-04 10:25:17 AM  
submitter wins!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-11-04 10:25:55 AM  
There is a legal rule called the "fugitive disentitlement doctrine" which says if you flee you lose your appeal. Could save a lot of wasted time and money in a capital case.
 
2005-11-04 10:26:11 AM  
submitter strikes me as a particularly icy and remorseless man. It chills my blood just to look at this.
 
2005-11-04 10:28:15 AM  
StarshipPooper I belive that's "Fussy Britches" not "Fuzzy Britches"...I mean, I know they are kind of fuzzy and all what with all the hair and all, but "Fussy Britches" is actually a phrase.
 
2005-11-04 10:34:29 AM  
Weaver95:
Get busy living, or get busy dying.

That's damned right.
 
2005-11-04 10:36:14 AM  
fark is a good thing, maybe the best of things.
 
2005-11-04 10:37:14 AM  

I'm Brian and so's my wife...
 
2005-11-04 10:38:01 AM  
From the Shawshank Redemption script (1st Google return):

Norton spreads his arms evangelist-style, spins slowly around.

NORTON
Lord! It's a miracle! Man up and
vanished like a fart in the wind!
Nothin' left but some damn rocks on
the windowsill and that cupcake on
the wall! Let's ask her! Maybe she
knows! What say there, Fuzzy-
Britches? Feel like talking? Guess
not. Why should you be different?

/got busy searchin' instead of got busy workin'
 
2005-11-04 10:43:03 AM  
Didn't Frank Abagnale do something similar? He was in a Georgia prison and convinced the guards that he was working with the Bureau of Prisons as an undercover operative investigating prison conditions or some such thing (if memory serves).

Of course, he wasn't on death row or anything. He probably couldn't even drink legally at the time.
 
2005-11-04 10:46:07 AM  
I don't understand how this happened. Sounds to me like the prison needs to get their shiat together.
 
2005-11-04 10:50:10 AM  
Wow, when he gets caught, they are gonna make him think he was farked by a train.
 
2005-11-04 10:50:10 AM  
Gotta give him credit for his survival instincts...

I mean, you're on death row, what have you got to lose by trying to escape?

It's not like they can punish you more than by killing you...
 
2005-11-04 10:56:51 AM  
I get the feeling that this guy will never be in jail again.
Suicide by cop may be the ending here.
 
2005-11-04 10:57:41 AM  
I mean, you're on death row, what have you got to lose by trying to escape?

Asked...

Wow, when he gets caught, they are gonna make him think he was farked by a train.

...and answered.
 
2005-11-04 11:01:22 AM  
If he's smart (and to pull this off he had to be at least mildly intelligent) he should show up in New York or Utah or Alaska and say he was lost his home (and ID papers) in the hurricane, and get some minimum wage-type job where nobody asks a lot of questions
 
2005-11-04 11:05:37 AM  
Seems to me a guard is gonna be out of a job real quick.
 
2005-11-04 11:06:55 AM  
Wow, when if he gets caught, they are gonna make him think he was farked by a train.

Fixed that
 
2005-11-04 11:07:37 AM  
I noticed a long time ago that if you don't look too conspicuous, and you act like you know what you're doing you can go through just about any security.
 
2005-11-04 11:09:55 AM  
Although I don't condone his murdering his girlfriend, and I don't know all the details of the case, I have to respect the fact he didn't want to just lay down and die like a dog, like most would. The murder was probably a crime of passion, and if so, in cowboy terms he deserves the reprieve he's given himself--if he stays out of trouble. Albert Camus would approve.
 
2005-11-04 11:10:45 AM  
"We not only have a death penalty, we have an express lane! If you kill somebody, we're gonna kill you back"
-Ron White (Blue Collar Comedy Tour) speaking of Texas
 
2005-11-04 11:12:00 AM  
isnt every inmate that goes to jail in texas on death row? don't they kill like a half a million a year down there or something?
 
2005-11-04 11:12:58 AM  
"Why do they call you Red?"

"Maybe it's because I'm Irish."

(In the novella, Red is actually Irish. When they cast Morgan Freeman, they left it in there. One of my favorite lines in the movie.)
 
2005-11-04 11:14:00 AM  
Great headline submitter.

 
2005-11-04 11:14:27 AM  
He took a chance and it paid off. As long as he atays off the radars and stops killing people (that's high profile), more power to him.
 
2005-11-04 11:16:02 AM  
Those of us who knew him best talk about him often. I swear, the stuff he pulled. It always makes us laugh. Sometimes it makes me sad, though, Andy being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are just too bright... and when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice... but still, the place you live is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend.
 
2005-11-04 11:18:26 AM  
Morally reprehensible or not, that man has COJONES.
 
2005-11-04 11:18:48 AM  


/trying too hard
 
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