Only in the movies…

Two New Zealand prisoners who were handcuffed together as they fled a courthouse foiled their own getaway when they ran to opposite sides of a light pole, slammed into each other and fell to the ground… Grainy footage of the escapade shown on TV One News was billed as “one of the worst escape attempts ever seen.”
AP News, Ray Lilley

Yep, this calls for a video and fortunately it was all caught with a court CCTV camera.

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