Richard Lee McNair, a prisoner with multiple sentences for murder, attempted murder and burglary managed to outwit the prison staff and the police by escaping from prison after burying himself in the prison mail crate.
This prison escape was the third one for McNair ever since he was incarcerated for life back in 1987 in a federal maximum security prison in Pollock, Louisiana.
Furthermore, not only did the prisoner manage to leave this maximum security prison unnoticed, but just a few hours later he was stopped by a local police officer and when asked for identification he actually managed to convince the cop that he was a worker sent to fix a roof in the town and that he had gone out jogging to relieve the stress from work. McNair was so successful in deceiving the policeman, even though the latter had already been informed of an escaped prisoner and of his profile just before the two met.
This incident was caught by the camera mounted in the police car, and the video shows that McNair remains calm, jokes with the police officer and even gives him two different names when asked to identify himself. Still, the policeman simply let him go on with his “jogging”.
After managing to fool the police, McNair was finally captured by the Canadian police in 2007, while driving a stolen car. He is now waiting to be extradited back to the US, so that he can be put behind the bars once again.