No, this really happened. Robert Stevens said he escaped from jail to avoid hearing rap music.
Stevens, 58, told a court at his hearing he wanted to flee from the loud rap music being played “day and night” on his wing. He is a convicted robber who claims he was also fed up with inmates pestering him to buy drugs from younger cellmates inside HMP Leyhill minimum security prison in Gloucestershire.
Stevens, who was serving a six-and-a-half year sentence for robbery, escaped the category D jail by climbing over a security wall before walking several miles to the nearest town.
He spent 20 days of freedom in various towns in the south west before he was found visiting a Corals bookmakers in Bridport, Dorset, on March 29.
Stevens admitted to a charge of escape from HMP Leyhill and was given an extra 10 months to serve on top of his current sentence.