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Girlfriend’s Kiss Helped Boyfriend Escape

January 26, 1996

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) _ A woman’s jailhouse kiss had more than passion _ it also contained a handcuff key that allowed her lover to escape.

Christopher Glover, 20, was recaptured and indicted on charges of escape, possession of a dangerous weapon and armed carjacking.

A grand jury on Wednesday indicted his 19-year-old girlfriend, Shannon Rideout, on charges of aiding an escape.

Rideout wrapped the key in duct tape to slip it through the metal detector at the county jail on Nov. 9. Once inside, she hid the key in her mouth and passed it to Glover when she kissed him, said Assistant District Attorney Heather Kelley.

A week later, he used the key to unlock his shackles and escape from a sheriff’s van carrying him to court to answer charges he stole a car. Handcuff keys are often interchangeable.

Glover allegedly carjacked two cars during his escape, and was arrested after threatening to shoot one of the drivers, police said. It was not clear how Glover got the weapon.

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