Skip to comments.US Marshals Confirm Body Found At Landfill Is Inmate Who Escaped El Paso Jail
Posted on 07/09/2010 7:34:21 PM PDT by OldBullrider
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Marshals confirmed to ABC-7 Friday afternoon that a body found in a Sunland Park, N.M. landfill was that of a federal inmate who escaped the El Paso jail earlier in the day.
Carlos Roberto Medina-Bailon, 30, of Delicias, Mexico, is believed to have escaped the El Paso County Detention Facility between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Friday by using the garbage disposal system.
(Excerpt) Read more at kvia.com ...
“El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles admitted Friday morning there was flaw in the way trash was disposed of at the jail and said they have fixed that flaw to prevent future escapes.”
Waiting for the inevitable lawsuit from the grieving family in Mexico.... he might have just made his family millionaires.
So kick some rotting garbage on him and call it a day.
I used large garbage systems for years and there are a couple of problems with this story. I can’t imagine a place the size of a jail with anything less than one of those twenty foot long roll-offs and a compactor. So I looked it up. The ram peaks at 49,000 psi. I never knew that, but I did throw oak pallets and other things in there to see what the ram would do to them. The ram always won.
I don’t know anyone who underestimated the power of one of those things, especially after they spent some time shoving five tons of stuff into one and watching the ram make it fit. Anyone who was not sure how they got the trash out of there could see it when they rolled the replacement container off the truck. If you were in there when they opened the door and tipped the container, you would get ten thousand pounds of trash dumped on your head.
Maybe this guy was really that stupid. We have Darwin Awards for a reason. But I have to question the “security flaw” mentioned in the news story. If they’re just trying to prevent an escape, all they need to do is put a picture of this guy next to the compactor. He did not “escape.”
But what if someone put him in there? If he was subdued or forced into the compactor, any injuries he sustained would be concealed by injuries caused by the ram, or by the five tons of trash that dropped on top of him. If he was killed and then later put in there, they could see that. But if he was alive and someone else put him in there to kill him, it would be almost impossible to prove it.
So is the policy now for a guard to accompany the inmates when they dump the trash?
Trash taking the trash out. Neat.
One less Democrat voter.
I guess they can save money on his tombstone by reducing his name to “Shorty”.
LOL! You bad!
This story reminds me of some of the end scenes from the recently-released movie “Toy Story 3.”
There have been a few escapes in compactor systems that were successful. One used 4 by 4’s cut to 16-18” to protect himself; I’m not sure that the ram really went all the way home. Pretty bold, but lifers can be quite desperate.
Most prison sally ports now attach a heartbeat detector ( earthquake rescue technology) to every vehicle leaving the compound.
Sponge Roberto Square Pantalones!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.