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.