Prison escapes have always been presented in movies and television programs as complicated, organized schemes, but it only took Cody Jondreau, a 25-year-old murder suspect, 26 seconds.
Jondreau, who was being imprisoned in the maximum-security section of the Pinellas County Jail in Florida for the death of his kid, was able to lift himself above the fence.
Jondreau is seen climbing up the fence and holding himself up despite the security guard’s attempts to bring him down on the security tape.
He got over the barbed wire at the top, climbed a second razor-wire fence, and ultimately leapt to safety, rushing into a nearby village.
However, Jondreau’s flight was short-lived, as he was tased and apprehended just 10 minutes later at a neighboring golf cart shop.
After the loss of his 5-year-old son, Jondreau, a native of Ohio, moved to Florida. He was being kept in the jail as the case’s main suspect, awaiting extradition back to Ohio.
After the event, the Pinellas County Sheriff stated that no one had been able to escape in the previous 25 years, but Jondreau was able to do so by hoisting himself up using a homemade pulley constructed out of a shirt.
To say the least, the jail’s security should be beefed up, and many people are amazed that a prisoner was able to flee in the first place.
Check out the video below.
- Cody Jondreau: Supplied