This daring prison escape by two inmates at Quebec's St. Jerome prison is incredible until you learn that the prisoners are Benjamin Hudon-Barbeau, a convicted murderer, and Dany Provencal, an arsonist. Whatever, it's still enthralling. The surfaced video, taken on March 17, 2013 by St. Jerome prison guards, shows the 6-minute jailbreak where a helicopter parks on the prison's roof and successfully carries away both inmates as they hang on to a rope they've tied to their feet.
Yves Galarneau, the prison director, told the Toronto Sun that prison personnel didn't shoot down the helicopter because guards inside the jail aren't armed. So without means to intervene, they caught it all on footage for us to enjoy years later instead.
In a happy ending for the Canadian justice system, the Toronto Sun reports that Hudon-Barbeau and Provencal were found several hours later, likely because it's hard to blend back into society while dangling from a chopper. They certainly deserve an A for effort, but an F for life on the lam.