Gold, Jerry, gold. On Friday, a man escaped from a prison in western Germany by hiding under a cardboard box. Solid Snake would be proud.

The BBC reports that a prisoner, after building boxes during a work shift with fellow prisoners, climbed into one and hid. The express courier service that visits the prison weekly then packed up the box on their delivery truck and headed back to town. After the truck exited the prison, the prisoner jumped off the back of the truck. Authorities believe accomplices were waiting nearby in a vehicle to then drive him to freedom. No doubt all the prison guards now have exclamation points over their heads.

This is probably the first and last time gamers will cheer the escape of a criminal into the general populace. There's probably plenty of prisoners who have escaped through sewage pipes but the Mario homage wasn't as clear in those instances. Next time wear a red baseball hat or something.

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