Helicopter prison escape brings Weather Girls hit to mind


Two daring, and perhaps stupid, inmates gained a few hours of freedom yesterday. I hope they enjoyed them because their antic will probably cause them to have several more years tacked-on to their sentences. What made this exploit world news was the use of a helicopter as a get-away vehicle.

Once accomplices on the outside had hijacked the tourist helicopter, they flew over the prison in St-Jérôme, Quebec, lowered two cables and the escapees (should be escapers, but spell-check doesn’t like that) held on while the helicopter ascended and flew them away.   Sadly for them they were captured soon after and returned to prison.

As I processed this whole caper, thinking about the potential for disaster, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the  Weather Girls hit “It’s Raining Men”

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