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subego
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Dec 19, 2012, 08:14 AM
 
This is our city jail:


This is where some "guests" escaped from:


To give you an idea, this is where it's located. Yup, that's about four blocks away from the Willis Sears Tower:
     
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Dec 19, 2012, 08:31 AM
 
How high up is that window?
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subego  (op)
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Dec 19, 2012, 08:34 AM
 
Fifteen stories.
     
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Dec 19, 2012, 09:18 AM
 
Yeah. Depending on what they did to warrant their "stay", the city might want to consider leaving them be just because that really was a ballsy escape.

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Dec 19, 2012, 09:32 AM
 
Bank robbers.
     
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Dec 19, 2012, 09:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Bank robbers.
Oh well they will definitely need to round them up them. If it was some non-violent offense like drug possession or something that would be one thing. But bank robbery is something else entirely.

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Dec 19, 2012, 09:35 AM
 
The million dollar question is how did they get the freaking window open?

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Dec 19, 2012, 09:39 AM
 
Sadly, I see the city wanting to play that one close to the vest.
     
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Dec 19, 2012, 10:03 AM
 
Seems like more than a few bedsheets worth of rope. Wonder where they were hiding all that.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Dec 19, 2012, 10:07 AM
 
In the ******?
     
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Dec 19, 2012, 10:07 AM
 
Nice DP Huddler.
     
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Dec 19, 2012, 10:09 AM
 
Triple post? Really?
     
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Dec 19, 2012, 10:16 AM
 
Your forum software is bad.

And you should feel bad.
     
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Dec 19, 2012, 10:18 AM
 
Bank robbers are awesome. It takes creativity, inteligence, and gusto to pull it off without getting caught.
     
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Dec 19, 2012, 10:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by knifecarrier2 View Post
Bank robbers are awesome. It takes creativity, inteligence, and gusto to pull it off without getting caught.
SPOILER ALERT: These guys got caught
     
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Dec 19, 2012, 10:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Originally Posted by knifecarrier2 View Post
Bank robbers are awesome. It takes creativity, inteligence, and gusto to pull it off without getting caught.
SPOILER ALERT: These guys got caught


PS: how wide are the windows? It seems like they're designed to be too narrow to squeeze through, but apparently that didn't work. Or were the bank robbers contortionists maybe?

Edit: one article says the window is 5" wide, but they may have dislodged a block of the wall below it to get out. Strange, as that seems like an easy thing to answer yes or no on after the fact, maybe it is being kept secret.
     
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Dec 19, 2012, 01:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Uncle Skeleton View Post

PS: how wide are the windows? It seems like they're designed to be too narrow to squeeze through, but apparently that didn't work. Or were the bank robbers contortionists maybe?
Edit: one article says the window is 5" wide, but they may have dislodged a block of the wall below it to get out. Strange, as that seems like an easy thing to answer yes or no on after the fact, maybe it is being kept secret.
Yeah, they probably don't want to reveal in detail how to escape from the building. It's hard to tell from the photo, but my guess is the window is a bit wider than 5 inches. I've seen skinny people on TV squeeze their bodies through a tennis racket, though - and the human ribcage is flexible enough for people to fit through some pretty tight spaces with some difficulty. Might be hard with balls that big, though.

But don't these guys watch movies? When you escape from a jail in downtown Chicago, you can avoid capture by getting lost in a passing St. Patrick's Day parade. These guys picked the wrong time of year.
     
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Dec 19, 2012, 01:10 PM
 
I've seen a few cubicle drones make escapes like that.
     
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Dec 19, 2012, 01:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
Yeah, they probably don't want to reveal in detail how to escape from the building. It's hard to tell from the photo, but my guess is the window is a bit wider than 5 inches. I've seen skinny people on TV squeeze their bodies through a tennis racket, though - and the human ribcage is flexible enough for people to fit through some pretty tight spaces with some difficulty. Might be hard with balls that big, though.
But don't these guys watch movies? When you escape from a jail in downtown Chicago, you can avoid capture by getting lost in a passing St. Patrick's Day parade. These guys picked the wrong time of year.
When I was a touch more svelte, I could squeeze though a 10" gap without too much trouble. The ribcage is much easier than the pelvis.
     
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Dec 21, 2012, 06:15 AM
 
Were they caught?
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Dec 21, 2012, 06:20 AM
 
One has been.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/21/16060468-bank-robber-who-escaped-jail-by-rappelling-20-stories-is-recaptured?lite
     
   
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