Two Women Who Escaped Prison Were Shortly Apprehended... At An Escape Room

Global News- Two women who were wanted by police after escaping a west Edmonton prison on Monday night were arrested at a local escape room.

“It sort of was funny to think that they weren’t going to escape from an escape room. Definitely not as challenging here as, I assume, escaping from jail would be,” said Rebecca Liaw, who owns SideQuests Adventures escape room in downtown Edmonton with her husband, Jonathan Liaw.

While the women were on the tour, a police officer came down the stairs into the business and asked Jonathan if two women had come in without an appointment.

“I was like, ‘Yes, actually, they have,’” he said. “He just called for backup right away. He just said, ‘They’re here.’”

“I look up behind them to see the hallway full of police officers. They were very, very quickly handcuffed after that and led straight out,” Rebecca explained.

I haven’t been to prison yet, but when I inevitably escape my first of many incarcerations, I will NOT be heading to an escape room. What a waste! Your first taste of freedom and you head for a convoluted puzzle? What the hell? Either flee for Mexico or go find some heroin, hookers, and hot dogs. Enjoy a weekend in the world before you’re tossed back into the hole. What kind of asshole sits in a dark cell, day after day, dreaming of getting out just to test her wits against the local escape room? Apparently, these two jailbirds.

But the highlight of the video was the two owners of the escape room. Look at these gleeful, lovable nerds. They can’t contain their joy. The fact that two escaped convicts came to THEIR escape room, only to have the cops catch them, setting up the most INCREDIBLE joke these two have EVER told?! Ginger girl leads us off: “They can’t escape from the escape room. But they can escape from prison!”

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Then Steve Aioki follows that up with a little quip: “which is the escape room you’re not supposed to escape?” SHRUG. LOL. Absolutely nailed it. Abbott and Costello are applauding in comedy heaven.