This Chicago Criminal lawyer is well aware of the Caped Crusader. Batman was a favored show growing up. She even thought it was genius to have Catwoman played by two different actresses, of different races, and none of the other characters ever seemed to notice it. As a child she wondered how Batman and Robin scaled the walls to make an entrance or a stealth getaway.
It is with great irony after the Dark Knight was filmed here, yes it is a love song to the sheer architectural beauty of
Gotham Chicago, that director Christopher Nolan’s brother is busted for trying to scale the walls in order to escape a federal jail.
A Chicago man who plotted to escape from the Metropolitan Correctional Center downtown by rappelling down the side of the high-rise on a rope made of bedsheets pleaded guilty in the case this afternoon.
Matthew Nolan, the brother of "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of possessing contraband in the institution and one count of obstruction of justice. Prosecutors said Nolan hid his improvised rope, a makeshift harness and a metal clip for unlocking handcuffs in the mattress of his cell, and hid a razor in a bar of soap.
He faces between a year and 18 months in prison when he is sentenced July 22 by U.S. District Judge William Hibbler.Somehow, one can only wonder if Mr. Nolan spent too much time on the set of the Dark Knight. After all, who else tries to rappel down the side of the MCC?