Who is the poor guy who thought of this disastrous plan? Prison guards in the Neuquén Province in Patagonia, Argentina had to find a quick solution to their lack of man power dilemma. With the inspiration of Tom Hanks in Cast Away, guards created “Wilson,” a football with a guard’s cap, to guard the watchtower. Yes, you heard right, a ball.
Hoping Wilson would create the illusion that the inmates were constantly being watched, two convicted armed robbers managed to outsmart Wilson, and simply escaped to freedom by scaling a wired fence, merging into a crowd of departing visitors.
Prison staff said a lack of resources and underfunding meant that only two of the jail’s 15 towers had guards, so Wilson was placed in a third tower as reinforcement. The list of nonsense doesn’t stop there, the search for the fugitives suffered a few problems after four officials were slightly injured after their police car crashed into a tree, in pursuit of the fleeing criminals. Is it even possible to make up a story like this?