When it comes to breaking out of jail, sometimes it seems like it’s just too easy to comprehend. You walk out into the yard, you crawl under a fence, and you flee into the night. That’s how an impressive gaggle of teenagers managed to escape from the Woodland Hills juvenile detention center in Nashville, Tennessee. Thirty-two teens escaped from jail in one event, just by crawling under a fence. No weird costumes, no tying up guards, just crawling out.
“Most of the kids have at least three felonies,” said Rob Johnson of the Department of Children’s Services, whose organization is spearheading the recovery efforts.
Of the 32 escapees, 17 have already been recaptured. That leaves 15 still on the lam. The break-out occurred just after a shift change for the guards. It is not known whether the mass breakout was planned, or it was just a crime of opportunity. Either way, it looks like a good portion of the facility’s 78 inmates made the most of their chance to get out of dodge.
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