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Jail mysteries: French criminal escapes prison with chopper, while military sky dives into Colorado big house.

In 2007, Air travel, amazing story, Colorado prison skydive, crazy, Crazy news, crime, EU, europe, France, jail, Justice, Life, Odd News, paris, police, Society, stunt, transport, TV, World News on July 18, 2007 at 1:05 am

Off target

Irony, a word derived from the French language, a word that popped into my head when reading about what happened at a prison in south-east France.

A daring, and arrogant, flying escape from a very tenacious French crook.

The Australian Broadcasting Corp reports:

French criminal jailed for having organised a helicopter-assisted prison break has again escaped from a French prison using a helicopter.

Pascal Payet, 43, escaped from Grasse prison, in south-east France, after a helicopter hijacked by four masked men landed on the roof of the prison, said a source close to the investigation.

The helicopter landed some time later at Brignoles, 38 kilometres north-east of Toulon, on the Mediterranean coast.

Those French dudes sure know how to escaping prison in style.

More detail from expatica.com

Now, just a thought, could it be possibly that Pascal Payet and his gang got the idea from an unlikely source…?

This is a clip from an old Australian TV soap called Prisoner, aired from 1979-1986.

You might want to skip to about half way through, otherwise you’ll have to sit through some really horrible Australian accents the generation of Aussies up from me seems to have acquired.

As you’ll see its really lame stuff, but could this story be a case of art imitating life?

Fun times for all.

And since we’re speaking of prisons and air travel…

It’s been reported that in Colorado, USA, a squad of 25 military paratroopers mistakenly landed inside the perimeter of a state prison in the early hours of the morning.

Prison guards quickly escorted the clearly disorientated troopers off the grounds “without violence”, glad to know.

Apparently the US Air Force is keeping a lid on it, officially saying that they are unaware of any such incident.

Update: The US military finally commented today, CNN reported, but were not generous with the details.

“Those were Special Operations Command forces conducting routine training,” Army Col. Hans Bush, a spokesman for the command at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, said Monday. He declined to identify the units that landed at Fremont Correctional Facility but said the target was Fremont County Airport.

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Man fakes own kidnapping, found bound and gagged.

In 2007, amazing story, asia, comedy, crazy, Crazy news, crime, jackass, Life, mad hatter, mens health, Odd News, Society, war, World News on July 12, 2007 at 7:35 pm

 

Now we all have our troubles with work colleagues throughout our working lives and some people will do absolutely anything to get out of work for various reasons, but this is just ridiculous.

A man has faked his own kidnapping in a truly bizarre attempt to avoid going to work.

The 22-year-old Japanese navy officer was found on Tuesday with his mouth gagged and hands tied in the bushes off a road in Kanagawa prefecture near Tokyo, police said.

He initially said he was assaulted and kidnapped by a robber.

But questioned further by police, who found his story suspicious, he admitted to have made it up, a spokesman said.

The man apparently thought that if he feigned being the victim of a robbery, he could avoid work, where he was having trouble with co-workers. “He said he was getting tired of work as he was caught between his superiors and subordinates,” the police spokesman said.

Pensioner arrested for not watering lawn & clashing with police.

In 2007, amazing story, American News, crazy, Crazy news, crime, United States, USA, Utah on July 9, 2007 at 2:40 am

A case of only in America?…

Sleepy Orem town.

A 70-year-old woman from Utah, USA, was thrown in jail after refusing to co-operate with local police who arrived at her home to caution her for, wait for it…… not watering her lawn.

Betty Perry, a retired US military and government worker, says she was visited by a police officer who hit her with handcuffs and cut her nose, after she initially refused to give her name.

“As far as I’m concerned, he really abused me – he brutally abused me, for what?”

The policeman even called for backup to help deal with Betty, who was taken to the local holding cells, fingerprinted and booked.

Betty was greeted at her door last week by an officer from the local Orem police force asking about her scruffy, brown grass in her front yard.

When she said she couldn’t afford to water her lawn the cop started to write her a ticket for violating the city’s nuisance ordinance, which requires residents to keep a maintained, live yard.

“I couldn’t believe what went on, it was so bizarre,” she said. “I wasn’t even prepared for it. Once you’re in handcuffs, you can’t do anything.”

She was only released when police administrators learned about the situation.

The craziest thing I’ve heard all week.

4328894.jpg  Betty’s castle

Girlfriend proves revenge is sweeter the second time. Until your thown in jail.

In 2007, adult, amazing story, asia, China, civilisation, crazy, Crazy news, crime, Hong Kong, Humans, Humour, jail, Justice, Life, love, mens health, Odd News, People, sex, World News on July 5, 2007 at 11:30 pm

Yowzers!

Now, this story brings a whole new meaning to the term eye for an eye.

A Hong Kong woman who partly blinded her boyfriends’ eye six years ago has been jailed after poking the other eye with a chopstick.

Po Shiu-fong, 58, accused long-time boyfriend Kwok Wai-ming, 49, of having an affair, and a row quickly erupted.

During the heated arugment, Po stabbed a plastic chopstick into Kwok’s left eye, the same eye she wounded just years earlier.

“Po became hysterical when she saw the wound and mopped it with a towel. The pair then went to bed,” reports said.

“The next morning they had another argument in which she grabbed a chopstick and stabbed Kwok’s right eye.”

Two days later, he sought medical treatment and filed a police report against Po, whom he had dated since 1993.

Apparently he didn’t report the attack six years ago, telling the court his silence was “a love sacrifice.”

“If I forgive her, God would not forgive me,” Kwok was reported as saying. “No matter what, nothing could compensate for the loss of my eye.”

Po was jailed for six months.