Notorious French Thief Breaks Out Of Prison In An Helicopter


France's most notorious gangster, Redoine Faid has escaped from his Paris prison in a helicopter.
Some heavily armed men helped the jailbird break out out jail in Reau in moves only seen in movies on Sunday. 
The escape lasted a matter of minutes, with three accomplices flying away from the area along with 46-year-old Faid, sources said.
A police manhunt has since been launched across the entire Paris region – with the aircraft later found in Gonesse, north of Paris.
Incredibly, it’s not the first time Faid has been involved in a spectacular jailbreak.
In 2013, he used dynamite to blow his way out of a prison in northern France, and remained on the run for six weeks.
Faid, a notorious career thief, once managed to talk his way out of a 10-year sentence by convincing parole officials he was a changed man who regretted his past actions.
But in April, he was sentenced to 25 years for masterminding a May 2010 armed robbery that turned into a gunfight, killing a female police officer.
Faid said his life of crime was inspired by films such as Scarface, and has co-authored two books about his time in gangs in the suburbs of Paris.

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