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Escaped Convicts Leave Thank You Note

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Escaped Convicts Leave Thank You Note

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Escaped Convicts Leave Thank You Note

Escaped Convicts Leave Thank You Note

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There was a breakout from the Union County jail in New Jersey last weekend that was straight out of the movies — a movie that has already been made.

Two inmates loosened the mortar around a 16-inch cinderblock and wriggled through the wall, jumped onto a roof and climbed over a 25-foot fence topped with barbed wire.

Otis Blunt and Jose Espinosa are reportedly still at large.

Blunt, who is awaiting trial on robbery and weapons charges, had tried to dig his way out last September, too; but the hole was discovered.

This time they covered up their digging with photos of women in bikinis, just like in The Shawshank Redemption.

And if the jail guards were not already feeling foolish enough, the prisoners left a note reading: "Thank you. You're a pal. Happy Holidays." And they signed it with a smiley face.

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