I wasn't aware of this story until it made headlines across the ditch and one of my 'Stralian cousins alerted me to it.
In a nutshell, two prisoners made a break for freedom from a courthouse, one had just been sentenced to two years for assault and the other was in custody for violating parole and stealing a car.
Their escape was going swimmingly well until they forgot one minor detail - that they were, um, sort of, like, handcuffed together.
A light pole took them out when Einstein went for the left hand side of the pole and Rutherford opted for the right hand side. Momentum dictated swift u-turns around the pole in opposite directions, and the officers of the law who were in hot pursuit then decided lashings of pepper spray was a good way to top the whole episode off.
Shucks, these guys' parents must be bursting with pride, they've bred children who could qualify for the Darwin Awards.