So my first Cracked article is live!
If you can't tell, I'm really damn excited. If anyone found the article interesting, check out some rejected entries below. I've included a brief description of the escape and why the Cracked editors didn't care for it.
--Danny Ray Horning Rambos the PoliceIn 1992, Danny Ray Horning was a convicted murderer (he killed a
marijuana dealer) and bank robber. Horning decided he didn't want to
serve his four consecutive life sentences and walked out of the Arizona
prison while dressed as a medical technician; he put on a medical smock
and just walked out of prison, not stopped by anyone. A regular mountain
man, Horning eluded capture for 52 days, committing more robberies and
kidnappings during the 52 days he was free. He also left the police
notes and tape recordings taunting them, which didn't really work out
The police compared him to Rambo, noting that he eluded
them using military-taught survival sills. He walked in figure-eights
to throw off bloodhounds, constantly doubled back, only traveled in the
daytime to leave no tracks and left investigators various notes bragging
about how easy it all was. The entire time locals started looking at
him as an almost folk-legend. After he was captured, he laughed and said
escaping from prison was so easy he would probably do it again.