Elaborate New York Prison Escape – Concrete Drills, Power Tools, Steel Steam Pipe Cutting….

….. And yet no-one heard anything?  Seriously?

Question: How exactly do you cut through rebar and a two steel 1/4″ thick steam pipes, in the middle of the night, and yet no-one could hear it happening? Answer: You don’t.

Only one logical possibility:  The escapees didn’t do it during the middle of the night.   The construction workers who were doing work on the facility did the noisy cutting work during the day at some point, any point, days or even weeks prior to the escape.

escape 1

escape 2

 

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44 Responses to Elaborate New York Prison Escape – Concrete Drills, Power Tools, Steel Steam Pipe Cutting….

  1. BobNoxious says:

    *Prison officials found the inmates’ beds inside the 150-year-old Clinton Correctional Facility stuffed with clothes on Saturday morning in an apparent attempt to fool guards making their rounds. On a cut steam pipe, the prisoners left a taunting note containing a crude Asian caricature and the words “Have a nice day.”

    Officials said the inmates cut through the steel wall at the back of their cell, crawled down a catwalk, broke through a brick wall, cut their way into and out of a steam pipe, and then sliced through the chain and lock on a manhole cover outside the prison.*

    http://news.yahoo.com/authorities-search-2-murderers-escaped-ny-prison-054311932.html

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  2. manickernel says:

    This would make a good movie.. I wonder how it ends?

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    • Plain Jane says:

      Raising Arizona is the movie. The escapees (non-violent dumass types) rose out of the muck of a flooded field after going through a sewage pipe. Just saw the movie last night for the first time. Not a real funny “comedy.”

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      • EriK says:

        Raising Arizona not funny? You’re kidding right?

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        • Plain Jane says:

          Sorry EriK. Not as funny as the hype. I am stuck on looking for A Fish Called Wanda, Caddy Shack, Happy Gillmore or a European Vacation funny magnitude type movie. I have to admit the convicts emerging from the ooze was hysterical. And that’s what I thought of when I read the convicts escaped via pipes.

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      • TeddyOn20th says:

        The escapees (non-violent dumass types)

        It’s “Du-Mah”.

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    • John Galt says:

      Two vacancies in a prison named “Clinton” — maybe it is a good omen.

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    • Jack Baur Commander in Chief says:

      Prison Break – Many events were similar. Loved the crawl through the steam pipe to a drain cover blocks from the facility. These guys were good!! The best deterrent for murder is the death penalty. One of these men killed a police officer by shooting him 22 times, why was he not electrocuted? The other ass killed his boss and dismembered him, why was he still living. These are scum bags worthy of death. There should be no returning these men to prison where tax payers are going to have to foot the bill for the complete upkeep (full health benefits, three meals and a cot, recreation, etc).

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  3. archer52 says:

    Kind of falls into that old “if we had a death penalty we wouldn’t have to deal with this” sort of thing.

    We had a cop murderer get free down here years ago. I heard he got out of the country. Another person heard he was put back in. Regardless he just walked off a work detail and disappeared.

    He shot one deputy in the chest, and wounded another during a armored car heist. First time I ran into the power of a 45acp and the need for long guns in a gunfight- and that was 1970 something.

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  4. Mentalist says:

    Shawshank Redemption 2.0. My only question is where they get the tools?

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  5. bofh says:

    “left a taunting note containing a crude Asian caricature”

    Um, actually it’s not a crude drawing at all. The circle and triangle are very carefully (professionally?) done and even the facial elements are of constant line-width and symmetrical. The only thing home-made about it is the text “Have A Nice Day”. Where’d they get the sign, and why would they bother messing with it?

    And, I’m sure the SJW’s will be along momentarily to object to its racist nature…

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  6. partyzantski says:

    OK… how do these clowns get the construction drawings to know what is in the realm of the possible?

    Now, why does this particular event garner the Governor to do a speech on it? How many other jailbreaks get personal press coverage from the Governor? Of any state? What is the unspoken story here?

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    • EdWatts says:

      One or both has “goods” on Cuomo?

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    • BobNoxious says:

      It was the first escape from the maximum security portion of the prison since 1865.

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    • OP says:

      I do not believe for one second by looking at the cut pipe with 2 males next to it, that either of their heads and one of their shoulders could fit into that opening!

      I don’t think I could fit in that pipe and move thru it, at 5’5 125 pounds.

      Seriously if a 90 degree elbow is anywhere in that line or a 30 degree elbow, no thigh bone could “bend” to fit through it.

      I want to know the diameter of the pipe…and see a pipe schematic from the cut to the exit.

      I used to do PID drawings for O&G and this “idea” that humans can slither through pipes with bends and curves in it is ludicrous….what’s the likelihood that where they cut into it, was a straight shot to the exit…and how would they know this?

      I think they left in some other fashion, insiders helped and set up this red herring….

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      • John Galt says:

        Better photo: ( showing tools used by inmates ?)

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        • bertdilbert says:

          The pipe seems to have 2 walls, thinking the original pipe was encapsulated with another layer of metal. What I want to know is where did they get the magnet to stick the China man to the pipe?

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          • bertdilbert says:

            The lengthwise cut is uneven, suggesting a hand saw or jigsaw type blade was used. The sides may have been cut by a different method, seeing that the cut in the foreground goes well past the lengthwise cut. Still that magnet acquisition took intensive preplanning.

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          • bertdilbert says:

            Second thought the pipe had an insert that was welded to the bottom on center line rather than being encapsulated. So somebody had plans to perform that work.

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  7. John Galt says:

    I think I’d wear an asbestos rated respirator when poking around steam pipe insulation in a prison built in 1845.

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  8. maggiemoowho says:

    I wonder if Andrew Cuomo will get his tools back when the investigation is over.

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  9. The first inmate had 18 years, if he managed to keep his cell, or one that accessed the same utility space. If he got started early, help arrived in 5 years. Then 13 years to move it forward. If they managed to find one power tool and one drill or blade, I think it’s technically possible. Noise is an issue, but it can be mitigated by smart criminals.

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    • John Galt says:

      I don’t think it takes long with a good angle grinder. About 30 seconds for a 5 inch long cut through 1/4 inch steel.

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  10. watcher says:

    Where are the tools now? Cut a chain and lock on the manhole cover they existed from?

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  11. OP says:

    Are we to believe they CRAWLED through that pipe? Look at the guy near the cut opening…there is no way the bigger of the 2 escapees could fit into that pipe opening!

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  12. Millwright says:

    Just a couple of ‘observations’ based upon fifty years’ experience – the last decade working in a prison. 1) No way is that a legitimate pipe cut for construction purposes. Pipes are either ‘sectioned’ (have a length removed by parallel circular cuts sometimes called a ‘spool cut’), or a round or oblong hole is cut in order to make a splice. 2) IME steam pipes – even low pressure ones, which the 1/4″ wall would have to be – aren’t that large. What I can see of the interior shows little scale or corrosion which, 9to me), indicates ventilation. 3) Don’t know about NYSDOC, but max security facilities I’m familiar with remove prisoners from cells adjacent to work areas.

    Bottom line, to me, is we’re seeing a very rosy fish in the media.

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  13. Could this be a PR campaign for building a new prison?

    Just saying’…

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  14. lorac says:

    Well, Obama has let thousands of illegal alien murderers out into the street (of course he didn’t deport them), so what are two more murderers out loose on the street? (sigh)

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  15. Jack Bauer Commander in Chief says:

    I was working in a New York Prison system when 2 violent criminals escaped from Shawangunk Corr. Facility. They managed to get outside the walls by getting out of their cells at night via cutting the bars with hack saws, used a mop handle to enable them to break through a roof hatch, lowered themselves to another roof level with bed sheets dyed in black ink and were waiting for their outside contact to launch a rope over to them from a near by wooded area via a cross bow. Their contact fell asleep in a car near the facility where an alert person reported the car in which police officers discovered the cross bow and other items. Before they were able to connect the dots one man actually managed to climb over the top of the barbed wire fence cutting himself seriously (one was captured while attempting to walk out while contractors were coming into the facility). The police and correctional officers found the other man 8 or more hours later bleeding to death. He avoided dogs and cops for 8 hours or more. If the outside contact had not screwed up these men would probably still be on the loose.

    What is amazing about this escape is that Shawangunk is a Maxi-maxi prison from which NO ONE was suppose to be able to escape.

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  16. zephyrbreeze says:

    We need a more robust death penalty. These two should not be alive.

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  17. BobNoxious says:

    Here is the overhead shot showing how far they crawled in the pipes to get to the manhole outside the prison. These have to be really skinny guys to squeeze through 24 in piping.

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  18. BobNoxious says:

    Here are some good pictures that explain how they got out- each cut through the back of their own cells- or at least one cut out of his cell and then cut through the adjoining cells, letting the other guy out.

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/06/08/nyregion/prison-escape.html?_r=0

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  19. BobNoxious says:

    Another good pic that shows how far they traveled… They apparently escaped from the inner housing blocks, crawling through pipes under another building, and out to the street.

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  20. Scott says:

    If it was a steam pipe that they cut INTO then they would also have to somehow cut their way OUT at the other end. Steam systems are pressurized when operating so they are sealed tight from the boiler to every other point. How did they get out of the other end of the steam pipe without the power tools they left behind and couldn’t have used anyway without a very long extension cord? Lots of photos showing how they supposedly got into this steam pipe but none showing how they got out on the other end. I’ve seen other reports that this was a sewer pipe but the thermal insulation (lagging) and clean interior shown in the photo looks like a steam pipe. This could not have been done in winter when the steam pipe would have been under pressure so they also had to know with certainty that the steam system was shut down, cooled down and safe to enter. How did they cut the lock at the manhole cover with no power available there – bolt cutters?

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  21. Katie says:

    I still think it’s insane how the noise of the power tools cutting through metal wall “weren’t heard” by any of the cell mates or prison guards. Saturday Night Live needs to do a sketch that shows a guard coming in to check on how the night shift is going when all of the sudden you hear this loud sound of power tool sawing through metal when one looks at the other and says “Oh damn! What’s that noise”? When the other guard responds with “ah I wouldn’t be too worried about a “little noise” your probably just hearing the sound of a nat or a fly I saw buzzing around earlier”.

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