Snow helps man escape from prison

Courtesy: Michigan Dept. of Corrections

Courtesy: Michigan Dept. of Corrections

IONIA, Mich. – The snow we have been seeing across the nation has helped a convicted murderer escape from prison.

On Super Bowl Sunday, Michael Elliot began to execute his escape plan.

All he needed was his white thermal underwear, hobby scissors, and his belt to help him escape this maximum security prison.

After dinner on February 2, the convict slipped outside and took off his set of prison blues, leaving him in his full body, white thermal underwear.

His thermal underwear helped him blend in with the snow as he crawled toward a pair of wire fences.

The motion detectors had just not been properly set, so they were unable to detect his presence.

He then began to pry the fences open with the scissors and his belt buckle that he had brought with him.

After cutting his way through the fences, Elliot then slipped into the woods and made his way to a nearby city street where he carjacked a woman.

Elliot, who was serving four life sentences for murder, told the woman that he did not want to hurt her, he just wanted to get away from prison.

While stopping for gas in Elkhart, Indiana, the woman then escaped and locked herself in the bathroom where she called the police.

According the the Michigan corrections department, authorities found Elliot nearby in LaPorte County, Indiana where he remains awaiting extradition.