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TheDailyBeast: The Greatest Prison Escapes

Grasse Prison, Southeast France (2007)

Sentenced to 30 years in prison for a failed robbery turned murder, Pascal Payet had already successfully escaped French prison twice when he found himself in a penitentiary for a third time. The scheming Payet’s previous two escapes had been the stuff of movies—helicopters on the roof, masked men, etc.—and his third escape did not disappoint. After hijacking a helicopter in Cannes, four disguised and armed men lifted Payet from the roof of the Grasse Prison in southeast France. The escape was successful, but Payet was discovered three months later in Spain.

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