Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Female Prisoners Escape Prison, Recaptured in Downtown Escape Room

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Female Prisoners Escape Prison, Recaptured in Downtown Escape Room

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Female escapees recaptured in escape room

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EDMONTON - Looking for escaped convicts? Try an escape room.

That was the scenario earlier this week when two female prisoners jumped a fence and went on the lam from the Edmonton Institution for Women.

Twenty-four hours later the pair wandered into SideQuests Adventures, a downtown Edmonton entertainment complex where people pay to be put into a themed room and figure out how to escape by solving puzzles.

Co-owners Rebecca and Jonathan Liaw say the women started asking "pretty typical" questions about what an escape room is, how it worked, and if they could see one.

Rebecca said there was nothing unusual about the encounter until a police officer walked in and asked if two women had come in without an appointment. …

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