Everyday Defense: Kick in a Door, Get Shot!

Two prison escapees thought they were going to make a clean break from a facility in a small southern town, but they kicked in the wrong door and faced the consequences.

Everyday Defense: Kick in a Door, Get Shot!

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The city of Pickens, located in Pickens County, S.C., is a small, generally quiet city with a population near 3,000. Nearby is Table Rock State Park — a picturesque outdoor area with lakes, hiking trails and a lodge. Also nearby is the Pickens County Prison, a medium-security level facility.

In the early morning hours of December 4, 2018, inmates Bruce McLaughlin, Jr. and Timothy Dill executed a “premeditated” plan of escape. According to The New York Times, Pickens...

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