Inmate Escapes Jail By Way of Cardboard Box

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A 42-year-old Turkish man has escaped from a German prison through the clever use of a cardboard box.

The man hid in the box at the end of a shift of his prison job of making stationery and was carried out by a courier service along with other boxes, reports the BBC.

The escape was "an embarrassing incident" for Beate Peters, the warden of the prison in Willich, in western Germany.

The inmate cut through a tarp in the truck and jumped out shortly after the truck left the prison grounds. The truck driver then noticed the tarp flapping in the wind and reported the cut to the police.

Peters presumes that the man had accomplices outside the prison, and a manhunt is underway throughout western Germany.

Cardboard box expert Solid Snake could not be reached for comment.

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    November 14, 2008 12:22 PM

    Took a while to get to the (weak) gaming reference there.

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      November 14, 2008 12:26 PM

      Hah, sorry you're not in the know about Snake and his cardboard box antics...

      I got it straight from the subject.

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      November 14, 2008 12:27 PM

      It's pretty blatant if you've played MSG at all.

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      November 14, 2008 12:33 PM

      Heh, I got it right at the post title.

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      November 14, 2008 12:34 PM

      haha what? The cardboard box joke is pretty well known...

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      November 14, 2008 12:46 PM

      I looked at the pic and thought
      "Orange box? What's this got to do with Valve?"

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      November 14, 2008 12:51 PM

      Yeah, its only in the TITLE OF THE STORY. Escapes in Cardboard Box]\.