New Zealand Man Breaks Shatterproof Glass to Escape Jail

Police had temporarily left a local station when an intruder broke in. The man walked right into a cell, and was trapped there when the door closed behind him. That would have been amusing for the cops, but it's not the end of the story. Just as police were returning to the station, the trapped man picked up a chair and struck a window. The shatter-proof glass shattered, and he got away.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with the story of the New Zealand man who escaped into jail.

Police had temporarily left a local station when an intruder broke in. The man walked right into a cell and was trapped there when the door closed behind him. That would have been amusing for the cops, but it is not the end of the story. Just as police were returning to the station, the trapped man picked up a chair and struck a window. The shatter-proof glass shattered and he got away.

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