July 2, 1994 |
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.