6/11/2009 8:13pm, #1
Lee Murray Adventures: Sale Redemption
Lee "Lighting" Murray is a hilariously entertaining fighter who hasn't fought since 2004. He has an impressive 7-1-1 record and purportedly punted Tito Ortiz in the head during Ortiz' reign in 2002, he's also secured titles such as being an accused accomplice to committing one of the most costly bank robberies in British History in Kent, England and being a comical true-to-life representation of a Guy Ritchie movie character.
Back in 2006, Lee Murray was an assisted a bank heist that totaled £53.1 million or $92.5 million USD in funds being withdrawn. It went down much like a Guy Ritchie movie. A bunch of british dudes ran around kidnapping people, threatening to murder family members forcing the branch manager to let them steal all the monies. I'd like to think that Murray's job in the heist was to run in and triangle security guard after security guard and pile driving them into the ground off a banister and I'm sure he did as he escaped to Morocco where Murray holds citizenship with his father.
In June of 2006, the Moroccan Police finally caught up to Lee and he was arrested and is held in custody. The Moroccan police stated they had to use "specialist techniques to arrest the suspects because they were specialists in martial arts and firearms." Much to the chagrin of the very upset (and now $92mil poorer) British, they didn't and still don't possess any kind of treaty with Morocco so extradition will take much longer than the British wish it to take. With the recent possession of drugs, Murray may have to serve time in Moroccan prison before being extradited to Britain to face charges of robbery, causing the British to go, "HARUMPH!"
Just recently Murray's attempt to escape Moroccan prison was foiled. According to the Moroccan officials, small saws were found in a plate of biscuits in Murray's cell by another Prisoner who broke into it. Now, my only experience with being a warden of a prison comes from Hollywood movies and play Prison Tycoon 4 Supermax, but if your prisoners are breaking into other prisoner's cells and sneaking in saw blades inside biscuits, I think that maybe you should really reconsider using wooden doors and canvas covers to keep prisoners... you know, in prison?
Prison Officials believed that Murray was planning to, get this, cut through the iron bars from his cell window with the saws. To further secure his spot in the halls of awesome, Murray decided that to make his escape easier, he would apply his weight cutting skills and went through hard training and starving himself to reduce his physical size. If he puts on an eye patch and a wizard's hat, I swear to God I'm getting his name tattooed on my face.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! See this story gets even more comicool. Murray wasn't in his cell at the time of the break-in, because he was in another cell being punished for having a laptop with internet access and 5kg of some kind of nondescript drug. Prisoners at Sale have reportedly been trying to break into Murray's cell recently as Murray is able to use his money to smuggle in items from "the outside" such as drugs, clothes, laptops, food, etc. to make his stay more welcoming at Sale Prison.
Murray's current outlook isn't so good. The Moroccan government is asking that the British trade their
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Bullshido in no way endorses people to rob banks or try to escape from Prison. But Lee Murray, here's to you and your very rad life you've been living.
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6/11/2009 8:16pm, #2
I love Lee Murray, always have.Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.
6/12/2009 3:18am, #3Bullshido in no way endorses people to rob banks or try to escape from Prison. But Lee Murray, here's to you and your very rad life you've been living.
Awesome anyway, nice write up, sirc.
Chaos? Panic?... Disorder??
.........................My work here is done.
6/12/2009 4:09am, #4
6/12/2009 4:28am, #5
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A part of me hopes he does escape...
6/12/2009 6:08am, #6
BTW, our Legal system tried the make-up artist but she was let-off for acting under threat of duress. Make your own jokes about the type of make-up she had to apply...and wigs...probably.
6/12/2009 8:20am, #7
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I would say that Lee Murray is a role model for me as a Londoner of mixed Moroccan and English descent who would love (read has no chance) to be a MMA fighter.
However I when I visit morocco I stay in my villa on the beach and he stays in a small jail cell so I guess it's swings and round abouts.
That and because of people like Lee every time I have had dealings with the police half a dozen of them bundle me to the ground before asking questions.
6/12/2009 9:01am, #8
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6/12/2009 9:21am, #9
6/12/2009 9:23am, #10
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Lee Murray is not even his real name. He was born Harry May.Now darkness comes; you don't know if the whales are coming. - Royce Gracie
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