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INMATES TRY FLEEING ON FLOSS BUT BRUSH UP AGAINST THE LAW

Three inmates had more than oral hygiene in mind when they purchased hundreds of yards of dental floss from the jail store.

The three pleaded guilty to attempted escape Tuesday for using the floss to make a ladder."It was ingenious," said U.S. Attorney Gerald Carruth.

The three had used smuggled hacksaw blades to saw through two panes in a window at the Hays County Jail, but guards spotted the missing panes and a search revealed the floss ladder, Carruth said.