Prisoner Uses Metal Gear's Cardboard Box to Escape

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Prisoner Uses Metal Gear's Cardboard Box to Escape

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Think Solid Snake's "tactical cardboard box action" is just a gameplay mechanic to sneak past guards? You'd be wrong: A prisoner used a cardboard box to escape from custody in a French prison.

45-year-old Jean-Pierre Treiber, a double murder suspect and one of France's highest-profile prisoners, must have been a fan of Metal Gear Solid, judging by his escape yesterday from a high-security prison. Treiber managed to elude detection by packing himself into a cardboard box he had constructed in the Auxerre, Burgundy prison workshop, reports the Telegraph.

The box was then loaded onto a truck for delivery to France's Yonne region and driven away, much like how Solid Snake could ship himself between different regions of the Outer Heaven fortress in the first Metal Gear game. During the 100-mile journey, Treiber cut himself free and jumped from the truck, an act that was only discovered once the driver had reached his destination and found a hole cut in the tarp used to cover the boxes.

The prison break has caused embarrassment in French officials, who have been unable to explain how a simple cardboard box could fool guards who have been fitted with the latest nanomachines and given genetic therapy that renders them superhuman (with the drawback that they can only see twenty or so feet in front of them). The authorities have begun a manhunt to catch the escaped Treiber, out of fear that his unrestrained presence may cause a public panic due to unnecessarily long and heavy-handed cutscenes.

One might argue that this escape attempt would only hurt Treiber's case, as he has been in prison since 2004 awaiting trial, charged with strangling French actor Roland Giraud's daughter Geraldine, and her friend Katia Lherbier. Though Giraud claims that this escape is proof of Treiber's guilt in the murder of his daughter, supporters of Treiber's innocence point to mysterious DNA traces on the adhesive used to gag Lherbier and Giraud's mouths that does not match his own. Treiber's lawyer says that it proves nothing:

"One can either say he's guilty and that this is proof of his guilt... or one can say he's desperate, that he no longer has faith in the justice system because he's pleaded his innocence for so long and hasn't been heard."

Whether guilty or innocent, The Escapist would like to suggest that if/when the French authorities recapture Trebier, they consider an alternative beyond incarceration and train him as a supersoldier to destroy nuclear-equipped walking battle tanks and to pontificate on the nature of war.

(Via Kotaku)

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That's pretty awesome.

I think that's not what happened.

The dude had a lightsaber, and we know how they react to lightsabers terribles.

That is brilliant.

I also love that this particular article is filed under "wtf".

This man has earned his freedom.

I say let him go.

(Or make a super-soldier out of him)

Now this really made my day.

Okay. Ive stopped laughing.

But yes thats fantastic. I think they should let him go just for his Zany breakout.

Quick! Ban videogames!

Nah, Let the guy go, He is made of awesomesauce.

Well you may not find him if he remembers to put on his special camo clothes and make-up.

I want to make a joke about the French....but, I could see this happening in America too.

And seriously, that man deserves some kind of award or something. Something to immortalize him for years.

LOOOOOOOOOOOL! This is soooo embarrasing. Who would have thought...

Treiber? Treiber?! Treibeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!

Now THAT'S just AWESOME!

Guard 1:"So does the boss know he's transferring?"
Guard 2:"Yeah, he does it all the time."
*movement in the shadows*
Guards 1 & 2: "!"

Oh dear. Well, I guess when you're in prison, you have a lot of time to figure out how this could actually work.

"See, videogames teach people not only how to murder and steal, but they also teach convicted murderers how to escape from a high-security prison! All videogames are evil and must be destroyed!" *What Jack Thompson will be thinking once he reads this.*

I think spies should take a lesson or two from that man.

that is wonderful xD

Everyone who says Video Games don't teach people anything: here is the proof that you are WRONG!

Whoolpurse:
Quick! Ban videogames!

Nah, Let the guy go, He is made of awesomesauce.

This, pretty much.

They've had him for four years without a conviction, and now he does an awesome thing like this? Let him go, he's earned it.

And, he's just too cool

That is beyond awesome. Not the whole murderer escaping from jail thing, but the fact that he pulled a Solid Snake.

If they catch again him then all he has to do is throw a porno magazine on the floor and run.

Littaly:
Treiber? Treiber?! Treibeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!

You've created a Time Paradox!

(Imitating Otacon): (Ring Ring) Jean-Pierre? Jean-Pierre?! JEAN-PIERRE!!

For a man who has been waiting so long for trial, i think he finally lost faith in the justice system... and got the f*** out of dodge in a very awesome way.

Though I shudder to think what will happen if Fox News gets ahold of this story...

Why is everyone applauding a man suspected of the double homicide of two early 30s women by strangulation. It's terrible that he's escaped although it's even more terrible that he's been awaiting trial since 2004. There's even an odd mystery to the case in that there is DNA that they have not identified present on the tape used to gag the women.

If he was innocent and his cryptic response to being arrested of "He bumped her off," refers to the actual killer, this stupid escape will make him guilty of a crime anyways.

It's actually pretty bad news all around especially the high security prison, who was foiled by a man in a box (albeit a man with amazing woodcraft skills).

EPIC!

maybe he'll pop out of it in the next SSB

Okay it's offical this guy is just awesome ! just make him pay a fine he has deserved his freedom.

(Still thinking "Damn")

CantFaketheFunk:

The prison break has caused embarrassment in French officials, who have been unable to explain how a simple cardboard box could fool guards who have been fitted with the latest nanomachines and given genetic therapy that renders them superhuman (with the drawback that they can only see twenty or so feet in front of them).

Hahaha I busted my gut reading that!

You know what the worst part is? In addition to being on trial for 2 murders he is now being sued by Hideo Kojima.

well maybe Busmalis should have tried that instead of a tunnel

That is so awesome that a guy in Germany did that in '07 too.

Okay, this is just one of those things you just have to wonder how it even happened, but awesome nonetheless.

And I knew at least 2 people would do the codec joke, you owe me twenty queen heads Fat Man Spoon!

That's nothing, how about the Italian who escaped prison through the plumbing system.

And I heard this story about a pharmaceutical company that tested on animals. The female scientists kept finding they had lost various coloured precious stones from their jewelery. Next thing they know a flying golden glowing hedgehog was busting out all the cute little critters.

With a brief stop at the cafeteria for some chilli dawgs.

Monshroud:
Well you may not find him if he remembers to put on his special camo clothes and make-up.

Yeah, but he'll have keep changing camo clothes and makeup every couple of minutes. He'll probably wear himself out if he doesn't have an inventory menu.

ThePeiceOfEden:
EPIC!

maybe he'll pop out of it in the next SSB

A CHALLENGER HAS APPEARED!

*Jean-Pierre Treiber appears out of the shadows, emaciated and wielding a switchblade, shouting the French national anthem as he decapitates Princess Peach*

But seriously, this is the most ingenious and epic prison escape I've heard of in some time. The guy probably deserves a medal. I don't think the prison guards are to blame, though. Either Treiber is Solid Snake reincarnated, meaning the poor guys never had a chance, or he just used a technique the prison guards aren't trained to look for in particular, meaning Treiber just got very lucky.

The_Oracle:

ThePeiceOfEden:
EPIC!

maybe he'll pop out of it in the next SSB

A CHALLENGER HAS APPEARED!

*Jean-Pierre Treiber appears out of the shadows, emaciated and wielding a switchblade, shouting the French national anthem as he decapitates Princess Peach*

But seriously, this is the most ingenious and epic prison escape I've heard of in some time. The guy probably deserves a medal. I don't think the prison guards are to blame, though. Either Treiber is Solid Snake reincarnated, meaning the poor guys never had a chance, or he just used a technique the prison guards aren't trained to look for in particular, meaning Treiber just got very lucky.

Rather.
It would be great if he got caught, tried it again. AND SHOT!

I have to admit that this is awesome! :D
He is truly the master of disguise.

Littaly:
Treiber? Treiber?! Treibeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!

God bless you sir for the brilliance of that sentence! :D

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