The “Great” Escape

This was written in the info box so I might as well c/p it onto here:

It was less than a Great Escape.

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.

Jailers nabbed them as they struggled to their feet.

Their escapade on Wednesday was captured by a CCTV camera at Hastings District Court on New Zealand’s North Island. The footage shows the two men trying to make a break for it – but apparently forgetting they were joined at the wrist.

Hastings police Senior Sgt Dave Greig said one inmate, Regan Reti, 20, had just been sent to prison for more than two years after being convicted of assault.

The other inmate, Tiranara White, 21, was in custody for allegedly stealing a car and violating parole.

“As they were being led from the Hastings police cells … they made a bolt for freedom,” Greig told The Associated Press on Thursday.

“They fell over and they were sprayed with pepper spray. But they got up and ran out of the court onto the street, across the road to a car park,” he said. “That’s where they met the pole – it was all over, rover.”

The pair were back in court on Thursday, facing fresh charges of escaping from custody.

Police said Reti, who pleaded guilty to the charge, had a month added to his prison term. White did not enter a plea. He will remain in police custody while a psychiatric evaluation is carried out.

Grainy footage of the escapade shown on TV One News was billed as “one of the worst escape attempts ever seen”.

That was like one of the footages I can keep looking and looking at. Like Sonam going “bing-bing-bing”. Too good.

Keep Cool (and get smart)

D.F.

It’s all good…

As expected a lull in my enthusiasm to do well has appeared. I’m finding myself not doing anything this afternoon because I hadn’t taken home the reading I should do for English or English Language. I suppose I’ll do them tomorrow. I’m slightly ahead in Methods, thanks to Jack, and I’m on par in Legal, as are everyone else. Chinese hasn’t started kicking in yet.

I wasted my triple free this afternoon. I doubt I will next week. I should’ve done reading. Instead, though, I hung out with Nug, which in itself wasn’t too bad. I like hanging out with that girl, she’s always up for a decent laugh.

I drew 2 pictures on the Common Room board today, I don’t know if anyone’ll notice or like it (seeing as maybe someone might rub it off…aw). One was Nug being sick (or Doojed, as it should be pronounced), and the other was a Pon & Zi character. I signed them both as D.F. so people who read this blog might know.

Settling into school-life is rather synonymous with “not much to blog about”. I don’t think anyone would want to hear about what happens at school. Besides, everyone’s still into that “gotta study” phase, and until that wears out not much fun will happen. I haven’t really hung out or been around my form’s group much, I’ve spent more time with Dani. I think she needs it, poor sod’s been separated from her “joined-at-the-groin” Hamwu.

I’ve done something odd to my right elbow. I can’t bend nor straighten it to its limit, which is a worry. It’s constantly sore, and gone a tad swollen. Maybe I picked up something too heavy? There are a few other ailments as well; Nugen (Doojed) is drastically ill from not having dried her hair at camp (neither did I but I’m okay). My princess had a headache and went home early, leaving me to take the train with the Yr 11s, which, admittably, isn’t too bad. Carmaine says she reckons she’s coming down with something (or something along those lines of not being 100% peachy), and Vasper (ha in joke) is feeling crummy as well. I have to be careful. I mean, aside from the fact that my “ee-byood zisdub” is rather the awesome, I still have to be careful. Which reminds me, I should go put on socks soon.

Keep Cool (and in your heart the 131 confirmed so far, and the many to come, who have lost their lives in the darkest weekend Victoria have come across thus far)

D.F.