Back in 1986 federal prisoner Ronald McIntosh managed to escape prison during a transfer. The 42 year old man then spent eight days in freedom planning and organizing his girlfriend’s escape from prison. Samantha Dorinda Lopez was 37 years old and serving a 50-year sentence for bank robbery.
McIntosh returned to the prison with a helicopter and hijacked his sweetheart while other inmates cheered them on. The couple were later caught in a shopping center choosing wedding rings on the 10th day of their escape.
When the sweethearts were brought to the courtroom, they seemed to hardly notice their surroundings, exchanging long looks, winking and smiling at each other. McIntosh was charged with air piracy and could spend another 30 years in prison while his beloved was charged with escape.