Contraband: Inmate planned escape with gun made of soap
Inspired by John Dillinger, the inmate crafted a gun made of soap, then panicked and turned the fake weapon in
By C1 Staff
BEDFORD — An inmate inspired by the infamous John Dillinger crafted a handgun made out of soap in order to make a break for it.
The Mirror reports that the inmate didn’t make it that far – he instead changed his mind and handed the gun in, earning himself time in a special unit of the jail.
The gun was described as similar to one Dillinger made during his incarceration in 1934, except it wasn’t painted black. If it had been, a source says, it would have been indistinguishable from a real pistol.
Officials say the inmate panicked instead of going through with his plan. Official documents state:
“A prisoner handed over a lifelike replica gun made of soap to staff. The item was confiscated and the prisoner put in the Care and Separation unit.”