Inmate escapes using toilet-paper gun

AeroJonesy

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Inmate escapes using toilet-paper gun

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) -- A prison inmate who escaped by brandishing a fake gun made of toilet paper, tape and black ink was captured four days later after a gunfight with police on a busy Omaha street.

No one was injured in the shootout Saturday, police said.

Michael McGuire, 54, had been on the loose since overpowering two guards Tuesday in the state prison at Tecumseh.

Authorities were led to McGuire by a tip from a man who said McGuire had held him in his apartment for three days, said police Capt. Michael Butera.

The man described a car that McGuire was driving, and a Nebraska State Patrol investigator spotted the car Saturday in central Omaha.

Police surrounded the car but McGuire ran, exchanging shots with officers over about a block, said police Officer Dave Volenec.

Then McGuire entered Mojo's Coffeehouse, stomped snow from his shoes and said "It's getting kind of crazy out there," said owner Keri Casady.

Police stormed in and captured McGuire, she said.

At least one shot was fired inside the coffeehouse, officers said.

McGuire, who was serving time on robbery, kidnapping and **** convictions, escaped Tuesday after brandishing what appeared to be a gun during a visit to the Tecumseh hospital.

McGuire's attorney, James Martin Davis, said the gun was actually a papier-mache prop McGuire had fashioned from toilet paper and tape and colored with black ink.

McGuire freed himself from ankle and wrist shackles using a key from one of the guards, then forced one of the guards to drive him in a prison van to the Plattsmouth area, where he handcuffed the guard to a tree and fled in the van, authorities said.

Police said they were interviewing the man who said he was held captive, but have not identified him.
source: http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Central/02/08/prison.escape.ap/index.html

Could someone explain how this man was captured after a "gunfight" with the police? I thought the thing was fake...
 

Anakha1

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It didn't say it was the same device, Aero. It's not hard to get a gun on the streets in the U.S. He just got a real one once he escaped.
 

AeroJonesy

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Anakha1 said:
It didn't say it was the same device, Aero. It's not hard to get a gun on the streets in the U.S. He just got a real one once he escaped.
Yeah, I know. But read just the first paragraph. It made me laugh my *** off.
 

Smelly

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Just the title of Aero's thread made me start laughing. I'm not even going to bother reading, lest it spoil the fun for me!
 

Lithium

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'stomped snow from his shoes and said "It's getting kind of crazy out there,"'

Lol, priceless.
 

Pierrot le Fou

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I was hoping it was actually a gun that fired toilet paper. I was also hoping that the security cameras caught the shoot-out on film.

But alas and alack, such is not my luck.
 

DurfBarian

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That could be even better than the Woody Allen "carve gun from soap and escape into rainstorm, where it turns into foam in your hand" scene.
 

Pierrot le Fou

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DurfBarian said:
That could be even better than the Woody Allen "carve gun from soap and escape into rainstorm, where it turns into foam in your hand" scene.
Now that's what I call a clean getaway.
 

Savage

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Pierrot le Fou said:
I was hoping it was actually a gun that fired toilet paper. I was also hoping that the security cameras caught the shoot-out on film.

But alas and alack, such is not my luck.
That's what I was thinking when I read the thread title. I had a good laugh at my imagined prison battle before reading the post.
 
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