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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Dar-Wednesday

It’s time for another installment of The Darwin Awards. If at first you don’t succeed…

(December 1997, Pennsylvania) A prisoner in the new Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh attempted to evade his punishment by engineering an escape from his confinement. Jerome constructed a hundred-foot rope of bedsheets, broke through a supposedly shatter-proof cell window, began to climb to freedom down his makeshift ladder.

It is not known whether his plan took into account the curiosity of drivers on the busy street and Liberty Bridge below. It certainly did not take into account the sharp edges of the glass, the worn nature of the bedsheet, nor the great distance to the pavement. The bottom of the knotted bedsheet was 86 feet short of the ground. But our hero did not reach the end of the rope. The window pane sliced through the weak cloth and dropped him to his untidy demise 150 feet below.
But wait there's more!

(3 November 1998) Apparently the prison rumor of the previous death did not reach a prisoner who was awating transfer to federal penitentary one year later. He tied eight bedsheets together and rappelled from his seventh-floor window, only to find the rope fell 25 feet short of the ground. Luckier than Jerome, he merely fractured his ankle and scraped his face.

11 Comments:

At 5:40 AM, Blogger lime said...

aaahhh, more examples of pennsylvania geniuses...

 
At 5:44 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, it's purely coincedence, I swear. I'm not seeking them out solely on that criteria. :D

 
At 5:59 AM, Anonymous Linda said...

well that's one less dumbass we have to feed and house...sorry I just don't have any pity for "Stupidity" :-(
Love
MoM

 
At 9:13 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

Umm actually on this one. I say good for them. I would rather die than be in prison.

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

Well, you could say the first one planned a permanent escape. Definitely avoided recapture. ;)

 
At 9:38 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Well said, mom.

lol, Carrie. It would be a bit hard to bear.

lol, Sandra. Definately achieved that. :D

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger Breazy said...

I have to agree with your mom on this one! However , don't tell anyone I said so but some of this stuff sounds like something some of my distant folk from the mountain would do ! LOL! Have a great day !

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, mums the word, Breazy. :D

 
At 9:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess all this is just research for your horror stories, eh, James?

 
At 4:59 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

You know it, Dana. :D

 
At 9:36 AM, Anonymous snavy said...

2 morons -- 1 idea - gotta love it!

 

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