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Man Escapes Hotel Quarantine—for 8 Hours

A bed-sheet rope got him out

(Newser) - An Australian man ordered to spend the night in a quarantine hotel made a temporary escape early Tuesday down a rope made from bed sheets, which he dangled from his fourth-floor window, police said. The 39-year-old had arrived in Perth, Western Australia, from the Queensland capital of Brisbane on a...

If You See This Snake in NC, Don't Go Near It—Call 911

Police are on the lookout in Raleigh for an escaped zebra cobra

(Newser) - If you're out for a jog or walking your dog in Raleigh today, you might want to steer clear of the Brittany Woods neighborhood. WRAL reports that residents there "are waking up to another day of anxiety" after police reported that a highly toxic zebra cobra is on...

Elderly Couple Escapes Facility Thanks to Morse Code Skills
Elderly Couple
Escapes Facility
Thanks to Morse
Code Skills
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Elderly Couple Escapes Facility Thanks to Morse Code Skills

Husband and wife with dementia, Alzheimer's were found on street 2 blocks from assisted living unit

(Newser) - On March 2, someone spotted an elderly man and woman wandering the streets of Lebanon, Tenn., and it was soon determined they'd somehow escaped the memory unit of their assisted living facility. Once the pair—a husband and wife who have dementia and Alzheimer's—were safely returned, curious...

At O'Hare Airport, Another 'Marilyn Sighting'

'Serial Stowaway' Marilyn Hartman escapes from halfway house, busted at Chicago airport

(Newser) - Just one day after CBS Chicago published an in-depth interview with "Serial Stowaway" Marilyn Hartman on how she's been able to sneak onto so many flights over the years, there was another "Marilyn sighting" this week at O'Hare International Airport. WGN reports that Hartman, 69, was...

Facing 9 Years in an Iranian Prison, He Made a Run for It

It was 'very cold, very long, very dark, and very scary,' says UK-Iranian academic Kameel Ahmady of escape

(Newser) - A British-Iranian anthropologist facing almost a decade in an Iranian prison after speaking out against female genital mutilation and child marriage has made a daring escape. Kameel Ahmady tells the BBC he fled across Iran's mountainous border on foot upon learning his fate was as good as sealed. Ahmady,...

Ghosn, Hidden in Box, Exploited Airport Security Flaw

There was no mandatory check on luggage for private planes

(Newser) - Reports that Carlos Ghosn escaped Japan in a musical instrument box were pretty close to the truth. The former Nissan executive facing charges of financial wrongdoing hid in a large black box designed for concert equipment, with breathing holes poked in the bottom, reports the Wall Street Journal , citing sources...

Brick Wall Couldn't Stop Inmate. His Dad Finally Did

Jace Martin Laws' Texas prison escape didn't last long after his father spotted him

(Newser) - A Texas inmate who authorities say carved his way through a brick wall to escape prison has been recaptured. Per KLTV , the Gregg County Sheriff's Office first made the announcement Thursday on 34-year-old Jace Martin Laws' prison break from the county's South Jail in Longview. In a Facebook...

13-Year-Old Suspected in Double Homicide Flees Courthouse

Teen and 19-year-old are suspected in killings of brothers

(Newser) - Authorities say a 13-year-old suspect in a double homicide has escaped from a courthouse in eastern North Carolina, the AP reports. The Robeson County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday the teenager escaped from Juvenile Court around noon Tuesday. He was last seen in a white T-shirt and beige pants, wearing...

Juvenile Inmates Escape After Faking a Fight

Two of the four have been found after fleeing in a stolen car

(Newser) - Four teenagers broke out of a juvenile facility in Florida after staging a fake fight Saturday night in their dorm room. When staff members arrived to quell the fight, the inmates turned on them, per WJAX . The four next fought with employees in a control room and pushed buttons to...

Escaped Inmate Caught, Then Accidentally Freed

Authorities are hunting for Geronimo Espericueta, again

(Newser) - Geronimo Espericueta escaped from jail in Arkansas last week, and authorities were still trying to round him up on Thursday. But in between those two dates, something odd happened—authorities actually caught the 47-year-old, but accidentally set him free, reports the Albuquerque Journal . The weird saga began when Espericueta and...

He Said He Needed Toilet Paper. It Was a Ruse to Escape

Michael Scott Moore's attempt to flee Somali pirates didn't work

(Newser) - He said he needed to use the bathroom, and that he had toilet paper downstairs—he just needed permission to get it. There was some verbal tussling, but then Michael Scott Moore was given the OK to retrieve it. It was all a ruse, and the downstairs location he headed...

Researchers Gave Baboons a Tool. They Used It to Escape

4 baboons are quickly recovered in Texas after using a barrel to gain freedom

(Newser) - Animal researchers saw the 55-pound barrel as an "enrichment tool." Baboons, to whom it was given, apparently saw only a means for escape. Indeed, four baboons briefly escaped the Texas Biomedical Research Institute Saturday after propping a barrel against a wall of their open-air enclosure and using it...

Ex-Spy: Dubai Ruler's Daughter Captured While Trying to Flee

Says Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum was seized in Arabian Sea

(Newser) - Her friends say the last they saw of her was when commandos intercepted their sailboat in the Arabian Sea and dragged her away, kicking and screaming. A daughter of Dubai's ruler, she had been trying to escape her homeland, saying she was being abused. Since then, the whereabouts of...

Inmate Gives 100+ Hours of Interviews on Brazen Escape

New book recounts David Sweat's escape with Richard Matt

(Newser) - The inside story of one of the US' most famous prison breaks is told in a new book from New York Daily News reporter Chelsia Rose Marcius, who spent more than 100 hours interviewing surviving inmate David Sweat, who was shot and captured three weeks after escaping from New York'...

Cops Think Vegas Shooter Planned to Escape
Sheriff: Paddock Had
'Secret Life,' Escape Plan
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Sheriff: Paddock Had 'Secret Life,' Escape Plan

Source says he also targeted jet fuel tanks

(Newser) - Stephen Paddock planned to make a getaway after massacring scores of people at a Las Vegas outdoor concert, police say. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Wednesday night that the gunman, who killed himself as police closed in, appears to have had an escape plan, though he didn't...

Cops: Kidnapped Girl Escaped Captors After 29 Days
Cops: Girl Was Held 29 Days,
Then Captors Went to Lunch
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Cops: Girl Was Held 29 Days, Then Captors Went to Lunch

Jasmine Block praised for her strength and bravery

(Newser) - Jasmine Block is "an unbelievable young woman." That's what a police chief has to say after the 15-year-old escaped from captors who allegedly assaulted her over the course of a month. Block reportedly left her home in Alexandria, Minn., on Aug. 8 with a family acquaintance who...

Suspected Thief Was Cuffed in Police SUV. Then She Stole It

Toscha Sponsler crashed after 23-minute chase: cops

(Newser) - It's not often police embark on a high-speed chase of their own vehicle, but that's exactly what happened in Texas on Saturday. After receiving a call about a possible shoplifter at a beauty supply store, the Lufkin Police Department says officers chased down 33-year-old Toscha Sponsler, handcuffed her,...

Zoo's Tortoise Spends 2 Weeks on the Lam, Gets Nowhere

Abuh was found less than 500 feet from the zoo

(Newser) - The top speed of a giant tortoise on dry land, according to Gizmodo , is about 0.17mph. That turned out to be great news for Japan's Shibukawa Animal Park, which had a 121-pound Aldabra giant tortoise named Abuh escape earlier this month. Channel News Asia reports Abuh is allowed...

Man Who Escaped Rikers Never Got Off the Island

Inmate was found the following morning

(Newser) - Escaping from Rikers Island prison is a two-step process: Flee your jail, then somehow make it off the island. Authorities say a 24-year-old inmate managed step one but not the all-important step two, reports the New York Times . This appears to be what happened: Guards took six inmates from one...

Inmate Breaks Out of Max-Security Prison. Again

SC inmate is extremely dangerous, police say

(Newser) - Police in South Carolina say they're searching for an inmate who's extremely dangerous—and has managed to break out of a maximum-security prison for the second time since he began serving a life sentence in 2004. Jimmy Causey, 46, has been missing from the Lieber Correctional Institution since...

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