A prison inmate is currently facing punishment after admitting to making a fake gun out of a bar of soap and painting it black in an attempt to escape incarceration.
The man, who is currently in jail in Bedford, southeast England was planning to follow in the footsteps of ’30s US outlaw John Dillinger by breaking out of the prison armed only with the fake gun moulded out of a bar of soap.
However, the convict got cold feet and instead handed the bogus weapon to a prison guard and has since been put on report.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “The soap gun had been lovingly crafted and was the right shape and size.
“Painted black, it would have been impossible to distinguish from a proper pistol … It is believed the inmate panicked and decided to give up the weapon.”