Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2011

Pascal Payet, the Crafty Frenchman

This Frenchman has a knack for Hollywood-style escapes. In 2001, he fled a French prison via helicopter. In 2003, he again used a chopper to help three others escape the same facility. After he was recaptured, Payet escaped yet again in an even more dramatic jailbreak. A copter was hijacked in Cannes and flown to a state penitentiary in Grasse, where it landed on the prison's roof. Three men jumped out with pistols and sawed-off shotguns, busted their way in and came out with Payet. That unleashed a massive search for the men, and three months later Payet was caught in Spain. It's unclear whether he's got another dramatic escape in him.