Jay Leno Predicted That Diet-Related Jail Escape
The news pages have been full lately about the jail escape, and subsequentrecapture
, of the murder suspect who dieted until he was slim enough to slip through an air-conditioning vent.
Maybe the incident shouldn't have been a surprise after all.
The escape from the Waller County Jail was predicted -- to a T -- more than 15 years ago, by no less an expert than Jay Leno.
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On his "Headlines" segment, where he goofs on newspaper typos and stories, he said something very like this of the new Waller County Jail: "Now, if you want to see the world's largest air-conditioning ducts...."
Leno was referring to a Houston Chronicle story detailing how the county's new correctional facility was designed by a felon on probation.
The felon, whose name was never released, was a master draftsman and did the work as part of his community service.
It's not entirely clear whether his design played a part in the escape -- the building he worked on was an add-on to the existing jail.
But who knew Jay Leno could predict the future?
-- Richard Connelly
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