This is like right out of "Raising Arizona"

You remember that 80's movie, [amazon-item:6305499128|Raising Arizona]? Nicholas Cage plays a recidivist (that is, repeat criminal) who falls in love with the woman who takes the pictures of prisoners. I guess he goes through the judicial system often enough that they're on speaking terms, and soon they get to more than speaking terms as she falls in love with him.

That leads to ... well ... first comes love, then comes ... you get the picture.

Anyway, what leads me to this isn't a rememberance of that silly movie .. but ... real life.

Dragnet out for fugitive and wife Both escape in hail of gunfire that killed a guard (Tuesday, August 9, 2005, CNN.COM)

A statewide manhunt was under way Tuesday in Tennessee for an escaped prisoner and his wife, a former prison nurse, after she sprung him from his armed escort in a hail of gunfire outside a courthouse in Kingston, authorities said.

... The incident began about 10 a.m. as guards escorted Hyatte in handcuffs and leg irons from the Roane Country Courthouse following a proceeding on an armed robbery charge, authorities said.

As the armed corrections officers prepared to put Hyatte into a waiting van, "a dark-colored SUV appeared behind the van," Washam said. "Mr. Hyatte hollered, 'Shoot 'em!'

... Jennifer Hyatte was fired in August 2004 from her job as a contract licensed practical nurse at Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville for having an inappropriate relationship with Hyatte, said Darrell Alley, a Tennessee Department of Corrections spokesman.

Alley said she was caught smuggling food from a restaurant into the prison and acknowledged to officials that it was for Hyatte. At the time, they were not married and she called herself Jennifer Forsyth, Alley said.

Hyatte escaped from county jail twice before, said Sheryl Jordan, chief deputy court clerk for Rhea County, 70 miles from Kingston. The first escape was in 1998; the second in 2002, she said.

Yup, real life can repeat cinema if you wait long enough.