'Very Dangerous' Inmate Escapes Jail: Caught on Tape

Derrick Estell jumped through a small opening and ran to a getaway car driven by his girlfriend.
1:41 | 07/31/13

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Have you seen this brazen jailbreak? It was all caught on camera. It happened in hot springs, arkansas. An inmate described as violent, dangerous and extremely aggressive is on the loose this morning. Abc's ryan owens has that story for us. Reporter: That inmate on the phone, he's about to let a lot more than his fingers do the walking. The arkansas man dives through the tiny window that leads to the jail waiting room. Just ahead of a deputy who squeezes through and tries to catch him. It didn't work. This morning, a manhunt is under way for hardened criminal derrick estell. If you see mr. Estell, he is very dangerous. Reporter: He was serving hard time in the state penitentiary. And was just transferred to hot springs for a court appearance on 26 new charges. Aggravated robbery, burglary and theft, to name a few. Watch it again. That window is just a foot high and 2 1/2 feet wide. This was an elaborate plan. Totally unexpected. Reporter: See that man in the blue shirt? Police say the 58-year-old distracted the deputies on duty. He's now locked up. This morning, police are still trying to find estell's girlfriend. She's accused of picking him up in a getaway car, just after he outran that deputy. The couple ditched this minivan a new minutes later. And it's owned by the man who allegedly distracted the guards in the first place. An elaborate scheme to get out of the big house through an awfully small window. For "good morning america," ryan

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