The Great Escape

  interzone55 20:50 14 Nov 2008
Locked

Prisoner in German escapes by mailing himself to freedom...

click here

  Pesala 21:05 14 Nov 2008

Great story. I had to smile (~_~)

  bluto1 21:29 14 Nov 2008

Me too, Pesala, but I think the chief warden is making excuses saying he had accomplices. This has the earmarks of a brilliantly conceived piece of opportunism. It's quite obvious there was no supervision at his place of work.

  wiz-king 21:29 14 Nov 2008

Must have read 'The great escape'.

  ray7 21:51 14 Nov 2008

Good job it didn't happen in this country. He might have got lost in the post.

  Pineman100 16:06 15 Nov 2008

In his situation, I might have tried the same thing.

Except I wouldn't have been able to afford the postage. :o(

  interzone55 16:09 15 Nov 2008

He must have had accomplices, how would he seal the box from within...

  tullie 04:13 16 Nov 2008

When i was a prison officer abroad we had a prisoner who decided to hide in the truck that went round emptying the bins etc.Unfortunately,he dident realise that it had a compactor,the result was inevitable.

  Colin 11:52 16 Nov 2008

If this story is true, I'll eat my hat. Well, I won't really, but I can't believe this at all. The box must have been pretty strong to support the man's weight. What did the couriers think was inside it? It would have probably needed at least two people to lift it.
"it is a criminal offence in Germany to help somebody escape from jail." You learn something new every day!

If this man did really escape like this, I would imagine that it involved the authorities turning a blind eye.

  WhiteTruckMan 12:15 16 Nov 2008

"it is a criminal offence in Germany to help somebody escape from jail."

I wonder if there are any countries where it *isn't* a criminal offence?

WTM

  tullie 16:50 16 Nov 2008

The goods would have been loaded on by prisoners,not the courier

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Radeon Adrenalin release date, new features, compatible graphics cards

Turn a photo into 16-bit pixel art

iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs

Comment suivre le parcours du père Noël ?