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    Convicts Escape Jail Using Bedsheets

    Police tape surrounds the Metropolitan Correctional Center Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Chicago. Two convicted bank robbers used a knotted rope or bed sheets to escape from the federal prison window high above downtown Chicago early Tuesday, a week after one of them made a courtroom vow of retribution, to federal judge. 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 into an alley from a window of the Metropolitan Correctional Center approximately 20 stories above the ground. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    M. Spencer Green / AP Photo

    You have to give them points for creativity and form. Two bank robbers rappelled down 15 stories of a Chicago prison and hoofed it to safety—for now—according to officials. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Correctional Center said that the duo MacGyvered their getaway gear from bedsheets. Joseph Banks, who is also known as the Second-Hand Bandit, and Kenneth Conley were found to be missing from their shared cell on Tuesday morning. Banks’s cousin has pleaded for the runaway to turn himself in, saying, “I just don’t want to see him get hurt or killed.”

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