‘Spiderman’ Prisoner Escapes by Scaling Wall
A convicted sex offender scaled a prison wall “like Spiderman” to escape. A security camera captured his stunt.
Gintautas Urbonas, 52, was less than a year into a 12-year sentence for the attempted rape of a child and child abduction, incarcerated at the HM Prison Peterborough, England.
Around 6:05 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, he was being escorted back to his wing after a workout. He jogged ahead of the group and started to climb the prison wall.
In mere 26 seconds, he climbed a closed gated door up a pipe onto a light, over a razor wire onto a satellite dish which had pigeon spikes on it, and then onto the roof of the prison.
He then went along the roof, down onto a lower wall and dropped to the ground before running off through the staff car park, Cambridgeshire Constabulary stated in a release.
Police launched a manhunt and caught Urbonas within two days after somebody called police saying Urbonas was at a house in Newark Avenue, Peterborough.
Urbonas told police he called them on himself. He said he’d been thinking about escaping since his sentencing. He made a short rope of gym towels to help him scale the wall.
After failing to get in touch with “associates,” he said he decided to return to prison.
He said he had no intention of staying out and just wanted to “get people interested” in him.
He was sentenced to an additional 16 months for the escape making him eligible for parole in 8 years.
“The pressure that was applied through the manhunt for Urbonas left him no choice but to hand himself in,” said Detective Constable Rob Sansom. “I would like to thank members of the public who got behind our appeal to locate Urbonas—the widespread coverage of his manhunt ensured it was not long before he was back behind bars.”
Source: Cambridgeshire Constabulary
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