July 2, 2018
That’s the helicopter the Arab used to make his getaway.
France is apparently experimenting with new ways to make their country look more ridiculous to the world. Letting their criminals stage insane Hollywood-style prison breakout heists is as good a method as any to take the plunge into clown-world territory.
Though, letting one of their most wanted guy escape like this is kind of embarrassing.
You’d think they’d put someone like him in some kind of high-security prison. At least something helicopter proof.
An infamous criminal managed to escape from prison on the outskirts of Paris after an “armed commando” landed a helicopter in the complex’s courtyard and whisked him away, France’s Ministry of Justice said on Sunday.
But perhaps the most unbelievable thing about Redoine Faid’s prison break is that it’s the second time he’s done it. He used explosives to escape from a different prison in 2013.
Lol, yeah. This is kind of ridiculous.
How do you even get explosives in prison? Did visitors bring him cakes full of TNT?
I guess they put him in a TNT-proof prison this time. So he escaped by helicopter instead.
Someone should really start working on making prisons immune to both helicopters AND TNT, instead of one or the other. I mean, you’d think those would be obvious things.
You’ll probably want to make them contortionist-proof too, while you’re at it.
According to Agence France-Presse, Faid has been sentenced to serve 25 years “for masterminding a May 2010 botched armed robbery, in which a policewoman was killed.”
The escape from the prison in Réau happened quickly – the Ministry of Justice says it “lasted only a few minutes.” Nobody was wounded or taken hostage, according to the authorities.
Reuters describes how the escape unfolded, citing security sources:
According to the sources, three armed gunmen arrived at the entrance of the prison demanding Faid’s release to create a diversion.
Simultaneously, a helicopter landed in the prison courtyard, which was not covered by any nets. Gunmen then took Faid from the visiting room where he was and fled in the helicopter, the sources said.
What a slimy looking rug merchant. I can’t believe the guards would let him out of their sights for even a second.
So I guess this is where we are, as a civilization, now. We can’t even keep notorious criminals in bars without them getting spirited away by helicopters.
I guess the French will quickly need to go back to their traditional method of getting rid of unwanted people, if they can’t hold them in cages.
Good luck heisting your way out of this one, Ahmed.