Six inmates escaped from prison using a homemade rope to climb down a wall

Six inmates escaped from prison using a homemade rope to climb down a wall

Police in central California are searching for six men who escaped from jail late Saturday night by climbing down a wall from a roof using a homemade rope.

The Merced County Sheriff’s Office said the inmates, ages 19 to 22, escaped from their cells before midnight. The guards found that the fugitives managed to “gain access to the roof of the jail and use a makeshift rope to climb down the wall,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.

Police warn that escaped prisoners can be dangerous. Specifically, Fabian Cruz Roman, 22, is serving time for murder, and the others are serving time for shooting or assault with a firearm and gang involvement, as well as attempted murder.