Those are men with a very large set.
Guess they knew not to use granny knots.
Would have loved to fire up that sheet ladder and see how fast they could climb back up.
15 stories at, say, 12.5 feet per story, and allowing for the loss of usable length due to the knots at either end of the sheet, would require something on the order of 40 bed sheets to construct a rope of that length.
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?
Outlaw sheets it’s the liberal way.
this same thing was attempted from unit 7 North at Manhattan MCC...the federal holding joint down near the Brooklyn bridge in 1992
3 Chinese Tongs cut through the brick wall and steel to the outside with dental floss and comet powder
they tied sheets together too
each floor at MCC is around 4 floors so it was around 28-30 floors up
they were spotted by a taxi driver and apprehended after they hit the street on Park Row
Were they employees of Barclays or Goldman Sachs?
Rappelling doesn’t seem to be the best choice of words for reporting accuracy, I doubt that they were doing what most of us think of when we use the word “rappelling”.
One of the bank robbers had gotten away with some 560K and of that, only 60K has been recovered.
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?
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.
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.
Ban bed sheets. Bed sheet control now.
Oh, yeah, and raise taxes.