An inmate was busted before he tried to make an escape from prison with the use of a total of 64 sheets tied together in a DIY “rope”.
One man tried to make a prison break with the oldest trick in the book – rope made of sheets.
According to official reports, the officials at a Manhattan detention center in New York, US, caught an inmate going by the name Ernest Murphy trying to evade the long arm of the law. The man in question had been arrested on allegations of a participation in a gang shooting. He had also been arrested on claims of promoting prison contraband. The inmate was set to face a trial for a murder attempt thanks to his involvement in the gang shooting. He thought he had a better chance of escaping the prison rather than facing the consequences of his violent actions.
The prison officials were the ones, who found his DIY escape method, which was hidden under the sink in his prison cell. The 64 sheets were tied neatly together to form an extremely long rope. Since Murphy’s cell was on the 11th floor of the prison facility, the only thing he could have been planning to use the sheets for was for an escape plan. The reports state that the man decided to deny the whole story and to refuse to address the situation by not giving any further explanation to why he would need a rope made of so many sheets.
A spokesperson for the New York City Department of Investigation commented on the case and stated that the prison officials were able to find the sheets before the inmate made any actual attempt to break out of the facility. He’s still remaining in custody.