Why Escaping in a Garbage Truck is a Bad Idea

There's a good reason that all those Hollywood movies show prisoners escaping in laundry trucks. An inmate who escaped an El Paso jail in a garbage truck found out the hard way:

After escaping through the garbage disposal system, Medina-Bailon then hid in a dumpster when the trash was picked up by a garbage truck. The sheriff's office checked with the company providing garbage service to the jail facility which revealed they had already dumped their load at the landfill in Sunland Park, N.M. [...]

U.S. Marshals confirmed to ABC-7 Friday afternoon that a body found in a Sunland Park, N.M. landfill was that of a federal inmate who escaped the El Paso jail earlier in the day.


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