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Inmates use bed sheets to escape Louisville jail, fail miserably

Two inmates tried the ol’ bed sheet rope trick when attempting to escape from a Louisville jail earlier this week. But neither of them received the knot-tying merit badge in Boys Scouts, apparently.

When the first escapee, Matthew Johnson, got about halfway down his four-story climb, the sheets came loose and he fell 20 feet to the ground, injuring his ankles and back. He was the found the next morning hiding in a car and taken to the hospital.

The other inmate, Christopher Cornelius, was left stranded on the roof holding onto a pile of bed sheets. He was quickly found by police.

Nice try, guys.


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

8 Comments for Inmates use bed sheets to escape Louisville jail, fail miserably

  1. blueballs
    5:41 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    well at least it wasn’t for underage rape and fraud like a university i know

    • Ha!
      7:24 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      Or getting his 14 yr old cousin pregnant. 😉

      Fucc boi.

  2. bassackwards
    6:05 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    Guess who is paying the hospital bill. They will probably collect a big payment from the state for not providing stronger sheets and a softer landing spot.

  3. not so fast
    6:58 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    They didn’t want to miss football practice, Bobby P has really earned these kids respect, they didn’t want to be suspended indefinitely for one game

    • Johndroid
      8:36 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink


  4. Raylan Givens
    8:07 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    Only in Louisville does a “redneck” not know how to tie
    a knot.

    To the doofus who’s worried about the hospital bill: No worries,
    Trumphead, the hospital profits no matter what, and will continue
    to work hard to make sure that only the very wealthiest people
    in the USA have health insurance. So much for being the light
    of nations and the center of the civilized world!

    Lastly, these two Not-Quite-Boy-Scouts were in the klink on drug
    charges. They weren’t convicted rapists, murderers, or paedophile
    child molesters. They didn’t even get a married woman on their
    staff pregnant and then try to pay for her abortion, all the while
    taking crackers at the local Catholic Church. If our society had
    ANY sense at all, these two dudes would never have been in jail
    in the first place. Let alone nearly breaking their backs trying to
    get out of that living hell.

    Here’s to a saner society, where cannabis is legal, knots are
    common knowledge, and the jails are all full of the 1% bankster
    gangsters and their paedophile politicians and corporate jackboot thugs.

    • BluKudzu
      8:54 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      Right on.

    • Boyd Crowder
      8:47 am September 24, 2015 Permalink

      Can we go back to being teenagers and working in the coal mines together, Raylan? I would make a few different life choices…