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July 2, 1994 | From Associated Press
Robert Shepard did not need a file baked in a cake to get out of jail. Instead, he used dental floss to make his escape. While cameras, guards and computer-controlled doors were keeping other inmates in, Shepard reportedly braided the floss into a rope as thick as a telephone cord and used it to scale an 18-foot wall. Now, people are talking of Shepard as a real-life Spiderman--the comic-book character who spins his web and hangs from ceilings.
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August 10, 1994 | Associated Press
An inmate who escaped from jail by braiding minty-waxed dental floss into a rope as thick as a phone cord and scaling a fence was captured Tuesday, authorities said. Five weeks after his escape, Robert Shepard was arrested by state troopers and Wood County Sheriff's deputies. Authorities allege he had robbed a drugstore. The 5-foot-9, 155-pound Shepard escaped June 29 from the South Central Regional Jail, where he was awaiting trial on charges he robbed a post office.
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March 12, 1992 | Reuters
Tommie Lee Mollohan, at large since he escaped with two other convicted murderers from the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville last month, has been captured, a spokesman for the West Virginia State Police said Wednesday. Mollohan was arrested Tuesday night in a wooded area near Gilbert, thanks to a tip from an informant. The other two escapees already had been apprehended.
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July 2, 1994 | From Associated Press
Robert Shepard did not need a file baked in a cake to get out of jail. Instead, he used dental floss to make his escape. While cameras, guards and computer-controlled doors were keeping other inmates in, Shepard reportedly braided the floss into a rope as thick as a telephone cord and used it to scale an 18-foot wall. Now, people are talking of Shepard as a real-life Spiderman--the comic-book character who spins his web and hangs from ceilings.
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August 10, 1994 | Associated Press
An inmate who escaped from jail by braiding minty-waxed dental floss into a rope as thick as a phone cord and scaling a fence was captured Tuesday, authorities said. Five weeks after his escape, Robert Shepard was arrested by state troopers and Wood County Sheriff's deputies. Authorities allege he had robbed a drugstore. The 5-foot-9, 155-pound Shepard escaped June 29 from the South Central Regional Jail, where he was awaiting trial on charges he robbed a post office.
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March 12, 1992 | Reuters
Tommie Lee Mollohan, at large since he escaped with two other convicted murderers from the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville last month, has been captured, a spokesman for the West Virginia State Police said Wednesday. Mollohan was arrested Tuesday night in a wooded area near Gilbert, thanks to a tip from an informant. The other two escapees already had been apprehended.
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