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Oklahoma prisoner dialed 911 to report escape

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prisoner Joshua Silverman passed up a taste of freedom this week and called the police instead.

    Silverman could have fled with two other inmates who stole the unattended transport van he was riding in, but he dialed 911 and alerted authorities about the escape.

    "Uh, yes, ma'am, you're probably not going to believe this, but I'm a prisoner in a van, and I'm here with a couple of these other cats," Silverman politely explained to the 911 operator Tuesday. "A couple of the guys that were in the van jacked the van ... at the hospital."

    Guards from a private prison transport company had stopped in Weatherford, about an hour west of Oklahoma City, to deliver some ill inmates to a hospital. They left eight other prisoners, including Silverman, in the van unsupervised.

    Read the rest: http://news.yahoo.com/oklahoma-prisoner-dialed-911-report-escape-183454285.html
  2. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't want to be him. Snitches get stitches.
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  3. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    How did he get a cell phone?
  4. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    wow. i went to college in weatherford.
  5. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Wow that is straight up incompetence.
  6. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    sounds like a lover spat to me. lol
  7. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    nothing worse than a rat
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  8. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    That is dumb.
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  9. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Dude's probably got very little left to serve. Smart move on his part to not add a bunch of time to his term by trying to run. Not like you can hide for very long.
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  10. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    prisoners who rat on each other are the low of the low
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  11. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    No, that is people who sit around and let criminals get away with serious offenses to humanity.
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  12. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    that is part of the reason I hate prison rats in particular. he deep down doesn't care about the prison break but will rat out his friends only to protect himself
  13. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, bc watching out for other people is in his best interest....

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  14. Iago33

    Iago33 Well-Known Member

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    I'm at a loss for words.

    Yeah, next time I'm serving my 3-5 year sentence and some idiot drag me along on a prison break, I won't rat on them because I should care about them....

    What world do you live in?
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  15. sacase

    sacase Well-Known Member

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    You hate it because he did the right thing and did what any law abiding citizen should do. Seriously dude this is a head scratcher....so you are saying that he should always be a criminal?
  16. Questfor6

    Questfor6 Well-Known Member

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    Spoken like a true Canadian. People who go to jail are the lowest of the low in our country, until proven innocent of course. If he didn't want to be a part of it I don't blame him because like someone else said what if his sentence was almost up? Why ruin that getting thrown right back in?
  17. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    A strange place where everything bad is good and everything good is bad ....... its Bizarro world ....... its called Canada.
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  18. Vtwin

    Vtwin Power and Performance

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    They call the cops after a player on their favorite team is checked by a rival. The cops actually investigate!

    Strange place indeed....

  19. bulldozer

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    The guy was in for not paying child support. All he had to do was come up with some money and he was out. How much time would escaping add to that 5 years? Looks like he made a smart decision and should be housed where no one can retaliate.
  20. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    a law abiding citizen? he's in prison as he is a criminal for God's sake.

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