Just before dawn, two inmates on the 12th floor of an Oklahoma jail shimmied down a rope fashioned from dozens of bed sheets — and made their own daybreak.
Jailers only found out about the great escape because the cops stumbled across one of the prisoners, who broke his leg on the ride down and collapsed just outside the jail’s secure perimeter, an investigator told the Oklahoman newspaper.
Jose Balentin Hernandez, 33, and Pablo Daniel Robledo, 34, shared a cell in the 13-story jail in downtown Oklahoma City.
They looped the end of their 100-foot bedsheet rope to the leg of a metal desk in their digs, cut a metal grate and then broke their glass blocks to freedom. They left behind a hand-scribbled diagram of the jail, according to the newspaper, citing a police report.
Hernandez, accused of rape and indecent exposure, fell from the fourth floor, fracturing his ankle.
Robledo, suspected of being involved in a fatal