TIL John Paul Scott is the only person to have escaped the infamous Alcatraz Penitentiary by fashioning water wings from rubber gloves. Scott made it to the San Francisco shore but suffered from hypothermia and exhaustion, and he was recaptured by military police the following morning.

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  1. > “…is the only person to have escaped the infamous Alcatraz Penitentiary by fashioning water wings from rubber gloves.”

    Give the dude his due. I’ll bet he’s the only person to have escaped from ANYWHERE by fashioning water wings from rubber gloves.

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