On Monday, we reported that two convicted murderers escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York in a Shawshank Redemption-like breakout.
Now, investigators have been chasing down hundreds of tips and activating teams of over 400 law enforcement officers to search the area — but have come up with nothing so far!
What’s worse is that a former accomplice who testified against Richard Matt in court said he fears for his safety, that the escaped convict would seek revenge!
Requesting anonymity because he feared for his life, the former accomplice said:
“There’s no telling what kind of revenge he might want to exact on ├óΓé¼┬ª people that I love, people that are close to me. This is a very psychotic individual.”
The 49-year-old convict escaped alongside his cell mate David Sweat. They used power tools to saw a hole in their quarter-inch steel cell walls, crawled through a 2-foot-wide steam pipe until they emerged from a manhole on the street.
Their plan truly was something right out of the pages of the prison break book Shawshank Redemption. Even author Stephen King admitted to the similarities on his Twitter:
Okay, the Dannemora break was a bit like Shawshank. Sometimes life imitates art, that’s all. Except these are bad, bad boys.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 10, 2015
Authorities say that the prisoners must have had help on the inside, which they are currently investigating.
We hope these dangerous men are found before they cause any harm!
[Image via New York State Police.]