It would appear that their communication and decision making skills were not quite in sync:
"Their break for freedom came to an embarrassing end when they chose to run on different sides of a lamp-post. They swung around the pole and collided with each other before collapsing in a tangle. Each blamed the other for their actions."Their escape bid was made even more shameful when they were caught on closed circuit tv, and the video was promptly posted on YouTube, as well as on the news and a news site.
Read the full story here.
Thanks, guys. You win the award for "stupidest and most comedic recent escape attempt".