Inmate fights off a dozen guards with homemade nunchucks, escapes
NEW YORK - Lorenzo Pollard, 31, made the weapon from a bedsheet and and a chair, and used them to battle his way out of the medium security city Workhouse...
From NBC New York:
A St. Louis prison inmate who escaped after fighting through more than a dozen guards using homemade nunchucks was back in custody, police said.
Lorenzo Pollard, 31, made the weapon from a bedsheet and a chair, and used them to battle his way out of the medium security city Workhouse. The daring escape prompted a suspension of Commissioner Gene Stubbefield and a review of past jailbreaks.
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“I’m frustrated by it,” Police Capt. Sam Dotson, the city’s operations director, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “The mayor’s frustrated by it. These types of failures … cannot happen.”
Pollard made his escape as he was being led by guards to a shower area. As guards called for backup, Pollard climbed to a second tier of jail cells, swinging the nunchucks as a dozen guards tried to subdue him, according to the paper. He next used the nunchucks to smash through a glass wall and then scaled two razor-wire fences.
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