I’d like to tell you a story about inmates who worked on an elaborate plan. You know, the Shawshank Redemption/Count Of Monte Cristo kind of plan we’ve seen and been in awe of. But you’ve read the headline already, so you know we’re not going down that route.
Time has reported how twelve inmates escaped from Alabama jail. This is not news in itself, seeing as prisoners have sometimes been able to cross those horrible barbed wires. Really, people can get hurt with those things.
What has made news is the fact that peanut butter was the key (literally!) that helped these inmates to escape. That, and the fact that they took advantage of a new employee. This officer will surely go bad now. "No peanut butter sandwiches, damn it! No!"
Then, one of the prisoners asked the new jailer to be let into the cell. When the jailer went to open the cell with the code, he opened the outside door instead. Needless to say, the dozen ran like they never ran before.
The inmates may have planned together but when it came to running, it was every man for himself. Each of the men “went off in every direction.” It was successfully executed except for the fact that they were all caught.
The sheriff reported how there was no violence when the men were arrested again. Only one inmate was seriously hurt as he sliced his thumb on the fence. I told you someone could get hurt with those things!
Also, the sheriff spoke about the inmates’ love for that salt sweet protein love in a jar. “They love peanut butter sandwiches,” the sheriff said. I think even more inmates are going to love peanut butter sandwiches now.