25 Dumbest Prison Escapes
Have you ever given thought to how you would escape prison? Most people would prefer not to be in prison (for obvious reasons). But it’s normal to think of worst-case scenarios and then imagine how you would overcome them. Many people think that prison escapes are as simple as portrayed in movies such as The Shawshank Redemption or Escape from Alcatraz. However, those are just movies, and escaping from prison is no easy feat. Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction … and more entertaining. There are many inmates in real life whose attempts to escape prison life are just downright silly. Here are the 25 Dumbest Prison Escapes. Last Updated on October 24, 2019
Guard noticed one small detail
At Hamilton County Jail in Noblesville, Indiana, an inmate tried to escape by posing as another inmate due to be released. It might have worked except for one thing. The guy due for release was black, and the attempted escapee was white.
That darn social media
Chris Crego had a warrant out for his arrest because of a bar-room brawl. Rather than stay in hiding, Crego thought it would be a great idea to post his location on Facebook. It wasn’t. It really wasn’t.
She's a federal marshal ... or not
When John Hayes wanted to escape prison, he had a female friend impersonate a federal marshal. Needless to say, none of the prison guards believed her. Hayes got additional time on his sentence.
Bro, you only had to wait one day!
We understand that people can get impatient, but c’mon. All Andrew Wilson had to do was wait a measly 24 hours, and he would have been a free man. Wilson escaped from a work camp in a truck. He was eventually captured and, needless to say, he was no longer eligible for release.
The Snoopy incident
Two men from New Zealand tried to break their friend out of jail with one wearing a Snoopy costume. As it turns out, not only was this a horrible idea, but they went to the wrong prison.