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Wild! Inmates Escape Chicago Highrise Prison With 15 Story Rope Ladder
Gateway Pundit ^ | December19, 2012 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 12/19/2012 8:31:43 AM PST by Hojczyk

Bank Robbers Joseph Banks, Kenneth Conley use bed sheets to escape Chicago prison.

They rappelled down the building from the 15th floor.

Two convicted bank robbers were on the run after using a knotted rope or bed sheets to escape from a federal prison window high above downtown Chicago early Tuesday, a week after one of them made a courtroom vow of retribution.

The escape occurred sometime between 5 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. when the inmates were discovered missing, Chicago Police Sgt. Mark Lazarro said. Hours later, what appeared to be a rope, knotted at six-foot intervals, could be seen dangling from a window of the Metropolitan Correctional Center approximately 20 stories above the ground.

Joseph “Jose” Banks, 37, and Kenneth Conley, 38, had been wearing prison-issue orange jumpsuits, but now might be wearing white t-shirts, gray sweat pants and white gym shoes, Lazarro said.

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To: Hojczyk

One of the bank robbers had gotten away with some 560K and of that, only 60K has been recovered.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 9:43:11 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: Hojczyk

They rappelled down the building from the 15th floor.

could be seen dangling from a window of the Metropolitan Correctional Center approximately 20 stories above the ground.

Which is it? 15 or 20 Stories?


22 posted on 12/19/2012 9:50:36 AM PST by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: GonzoGOP
Two men, two sheets per bed. Rip each sheet into 10 strips. Tie together to get the required length. They did this sort of thing on Myth Busters once.

I would never trust a rope made out of strips of bedsheets. ever. but then again, I wouldn't trust a rope made out of unshredded sheets, either, so I guess my personal preference is irrelevant.

. . . and I never watch mythbusters. the vaguely ghey one with hair strikes me as a liberal.

23 posted on 12/19/2012 9:51:14 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Hojczyk

I doubt they ‘rappelled’ on the knotted sheets.

I have used carabineer brakes, figure ‘8’s, hot seats and more but never on a knotted rope!
A hot seat rap with knots on vertical would very time consuming.

Most likely they climbed knot to knot.

Never having used bead sheets , I wonder how much stretch? Like an old length of Goldline.


24 posted on 12/19/2012 10:12:08 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

carabineer/carabiner

Just call them biner’s or crabs.


25 posted on 12/19/2012 10:19:18 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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You’ve gotta know that these guys are likely to head someplace warm since it’s winter, and that they will do whatever it takes to survive. They’ve already robbed banks, and made a dramatic escape from that prison. That means that nobody is safe until they are caught.

I’ve already lost a relative due to this type of situation and just because you might live a thousand or two miles away, does NOT mean you are safe.

So, pay attention to your surroundings, don’t travel alone in your car if you can help it and if you do, make sure your doors are locked so someone can’t just jump in and hold you at gun point.

Plan as best you can in advance so that if you are car jacked, to smash into something HARD, fast and furious. You could get hurt doing so, you might even die, but chances are if you don’t do it, you will be killed anyway later when you aren’t needed any more.

They will be desperate for transportation, cash/credit cards, food, guns, places to sleep. Anybody in their path is a likely victim.

Get a good look at their pix, memorize them, and pay attention, be safe.

Don’t leave valuables inside your car.


26 posted on 12/19/2012 10:25:01 AM PST by PrairieLady2
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To: bgill; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
how do you hide 40 bedsheets in a tiny little cell? Then, how do you get out the window which should be reinforced?

Easy. Been there, done that!

27 posted on 12/19/2012 10:31:35 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: PrairieLady2

Thanks for the good tips.

You write like someone with an unfortunate experience or someone with good training.


28 posted on 12/19/2012 10:34:25 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: JohnBrowdie
now, the question; how did the guards (public employee union members, no doubt) manage to NOT notice 40 bedsheets being gathered, collected in one place, and/or missing?

or were they just paid off?

Close. The bedsheet ladder was just a diversion. The paid off a guard who snuck them out in a laundry hamper.

29 posted on 12/19/2012 10:35:35 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Hojczyk

Ban bed sheets. Bed sheet control now.

Oh, yeah, and raise taxes.


30 posted on 12/19/2012 10:38:27 AM PST by DPMD
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To: JohnBrowdie
40 bedsheets being gathered, collected in one place

"Oh, this? This is just my turban. Yes, I have a rather large head. You got a problem with that, pal?"

31 posted on 12/19/2012 11:15:31 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: LibWhacker

Which is why I would be dead by the second sheet. I can’t tie a knot to save my life. Except for shoelaces, those are unbreakable once they knot up.


32 posted on 12/19/2012 11:43:47 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
how do you hide 40 bedsheets in a tiny little cell?

They need to do more thorough body cavity searches.

33 posted on 12/19/2012 1:03:16 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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