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1. BYRON KEITH PERKINS
Bank robber Byron Perkins told Kentucky correctional authorities he needed to donate his kidney to save the life of his desperately ill son. When furloughed from prison, he skipped the surgery—then skipped town with his girlfriend. Eyewitnesses spotted the runaway lovers in Mexico. Bet those Margaritas taste great! Drink up, Byron baby, your kidneys can handle it.

2. JOHN KILLICK & LUCY DUDKO
John Killick was an Australian bank robber. Lucy Dudko was the suburban mom who fell for him—then sprung him from a maximum-security prison. Dudko, a soft-spoken librarian, seized control of a helicopter at gunpoint and instructed the pilot to land inside the Silverwater prison yard where Killick climbed aboard. They were caught six weeks later at a rented cabin. Dudko's 10-year-old daughter told reporters, "I know everyone at school will have questions. I mean, it's weird…"

3. ROBERT HUGHES & DONALD HUGHES
Their crime? Bad luck…and a total lack of originality. Claiming Prison Break ripped off their own true-life story, Donald and Robert Hughes sued FOX for copyright infringement. Donald popped his brother Robert from reformatory school, then they wrote a script about an innocent prisoner's daring escape. "These similarities are no accident or coincidence," they argue. They're called clichés.

4. THE TEXAS SEVEN, starring GEORGE RIVAS
George Rivas and six fellow convicts volunteered to skip lunch, and wax the floor of the prison's repair shop. Sound suspicious? None of their 11 supervisors seemed to think so. As the unsuspecting guards drifted back from their noon break one-by-one, they were overpowered. The convicts escaped while wearing the guard's uniforms and launched a five-week crime spree only to be caught by America's Most Wanted.

5. MARSHALL EARL FITZGERALD
Facing a murder rap, Fitzgerald, who sported a "H-A-T-E" tattoo across his left knuckles, was held for psychiatric evaluation at a D.C. hospital. He escaped after threatening his captors with a syringe, which he claimed was full of his own HIV-positive blood. The kicker: He wasn't actually infected. Perhaps he should've gotten a "J-U-S-T-K-I-D-D-I-N-G" tattoo on his other hand.

6. RICHARD MCNAIR
This past April, McNair, a convicted killer and repeat escapee, broke out of a Louisiana prison. Hours after his breakout, McNair was confronted by a local cop who'd found him running near some train tracks. McNair stayed very cool and calmly said he was out for a little exercise…in 115-degree heat! The cop let him go, with a word of advice: "Be careful, buddy." He was last seen in Canada.

7. RICHARD VALLEE
This baaaadass Hells Angels biker car-bombed a government witness. Arrested in Canada and awaiting extradition, he was treated at a hospital, and escaped from police custody on a motorcycle (duh). Seven years later, police spotted Vallee entering a Montreal massage parlor. Luckily for him, the cops waited until he had finished his session before taking him down. (Wouldn't want to ruin that happy ending.)

8. OMAR AL-FAROUQ
Al-Farouq was one of the most dangerous terror suspects in U.S. custody. So how'd he break out of a maximum-security U.S. military base in July of 2005? Sources have suggested al-Farouq may have been a double agent—turned by the CIA in captivity, then 'tagged and released' back into the wild, wild world of international terrorism. If so, the British didn't get the memo. They gunned down al-Farouq during a predawn raid in southern Iraq in September 2006.

9. ALFONZO FORTE
It's one thing to joke about the old ball-and-chain. But marrying your jailer? Convicted rapist Alfonzo Forte was doing time at the D.C. jail. He won the heart of correctional officer Janice Hubbard, and they got hitched in secret. The bride escorted her husband outside, setting him free for three days before he was caught and sent back to prison. Or is it the other way around?

10. FRANK LEE MORRIS, CLARENCE ANGLIN & JOHN ANGLIN
Alcatraz: Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers, John and Clarence, used a spoon to dig through a concrete wall. They improvised a drill out of a vacuum cleaner motor. Even better were the papier-mâché dummies that they left behind in their beds. The convicts left their cells on June 11, 1962, and entered San Francisco Bay around 10 P.M. They drifted into the fog and were never seen again—at least not by the FBI. A plywood paddle and a life vest were later found on a nearby island.


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