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Corny Criminals

HERE’S ANOTHER PART IN OUR SERIES ON GOOD, BAD AND FUNNY CRIMINALS.

Parcel Escape

Prisoner mails himself to freedom.

“It’s the kind of thing people think only happens in films, but in this case it was very real,” said a police spokesperson after an inmate in Leeds escaped from jail in a large box. Drug dealer Hank Thomas, 42, hid in the laundry room after other inmates had finished work there. Then, he climbed into a giant FedEx box of dirty sheets. Later, the package was loaded onto a van and driven through the prison gates. Thomas waited until the driver made his next stop before getting out of the box and running off into the nearby woods. He is still at large.

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