I (Almost) Got Away With It

The BEST episodes of I (Almost) Got Away With It

Every episode of I (Almost) Got Away With It ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of I (Almost) Got Away With It!

For these perpetrators, their stories may be different, but their motives are always the same: to stay out of prison. The people profiled in this series evaded justice for years, sometimes decades, by using their families, fake identification and even violence to avoid capture. Learn what pushed these individuals to their crimes, how they stayed one step ahead of the police and managed to evade the law -- at least for a while.

Last Updated: 5/27/2022Network: Investigation Discovery
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Got to Prey on Tourists
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8.67
3 votes

#1 - Got to Prey on Tourists

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/30/2012

Patsy Jones is the leader of a band of thieves, targeting tourists leaving the Miami airport by robbing and carjacking them at gunpoint. One night, a tourist fails to stop and Jones shoots and kills him. She hides in an abandoned apartment until the intense manhunt leads the police right to her doorstep.

Got to Become a Neo-Nazi
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8.64
14 votes

#2 - Got to Become a Neo-Nazi

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/13/2012

John Ditullio is wanted for assault charges and joins the American Nazi Party. In a rage fit he beats a homeless man to death and kills a neighbor who he feels is an enemy of the white race. After a tense fight, he is captured and now serves time in FL.

Got A Dead Man's ID
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8.37
19 votes

#3 - Got A Dead Man's ID

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/9/2010

Michael Hess is a wanted prison escapee on the run with a new identity and has been living in the same town he is wanted in for two decades. Hess learns to beat the system and enjoy his new life of work, weed and women before he's busted.

Got to Pretend I'm a Priest
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8.20
10 votes

#4 - Got to Pretend I'm a Priest

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/29/2011

A con artist, Fred Brito has reinvented himself dozens of times. With no formal training, he's conducted a symphony orchestra, been elected to a public office, and administered mass as a fake catholic priest. Will the real Fred ever be brought to justice?

Got to Be Part of the Pittsburgh Six
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8.18
28 votes

#5 - Got to Be Part of the Pittsburgh Six

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/8/2016

After Andrew Heim's prison buddy finds a way to tunnel out of the prison, he escapes along with five other inmates, and they are dubbed The Pittsburgh Six.

Got to Run with My Buddy
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8.13
15 votes

#6 - Got to Run with My Buddy

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/7/2011

Larry McClendon, while in prison for murder, escapes with seven others. Larry is forced to be creative in his evasion of the cops. Hiding in abandoned shacks, and muddy pigpens. He even dresses as a woman as a disguise.

Got a Country Legend's Tour Bus
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8.13
16 votes

#7 - Got a Country Legend's Tour Bus

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/12/2011

Christopher Daniel Gay was a working class guy, who dabbled in petty theft. However, by 1999 these crimes escalated and he was convicted of 12 counts of theft and sent to jail. Gay is known for his endless escapes from prison but more importantly for his unusual choice in escape vehicles--- everything from 18-wheelers, to RVs and most famously singer Crystal Gale's tour bus. But this is hardly a joy ride, as Gay rushes to say good-bye to his dying mother. When Gay is arrested, he escapes during the prison transport and again is cruising the open road.

Got to Escape Through an Air Duct
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8.07
14 votes

#8 - Got to Escape Through an Air Duct

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/14/2014

After killing a man, ex-con Rondell Reed crashes his getaway car and is sent to prison. He and his cellmate escape by squeezing through an air duct. Once free, he steals and carjacks his way north to Ohio where another chase leads to another car crash.

Got 9th Place
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8.00
9 votes

#9 - Got 9th Place

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/18/2010

Randall Zandstra hid at his ex-wife's with a gun, waiting for a shot at her new boyfriend. He got one, but he also got 12 years in prison. Due to a technicality, a retrial was called. Zandstra fled. He ran to Vegas, winning big in tournaments. He also ran mail scams, but he got caught. With a stream of fraud trials Zandstra is transferred to multiple states but along the way he escapes. US Marshals tracked Zandstra down, where he makes a last attempt for freedom, crawling from the car-wreck with a broken leg, hand and back. He is now in a New Jersey prison.

Got to Run to Costa Rica
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8.00
9 votes

#10 - Got to Run to Costa Rica

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/23/2012

David Harden is a clean-cut businessman living a double life as a burglar. His drug habit forces him to commit more daring crimes until he gets caught. He runs to Costa Rica, pulling scams until a friend turns on him. After getting deported, he sneaks out of prison hidden in a trash bin to live as a fugitive.

Got to Take Down My Ex-Boyfriend
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8.00
9 votes

#11 - Got to Take Down My Ex-Boyfriend

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/20/2012

Two stories of fugitives determined to evade capture. First, serial robber Roy Betts accidentally shoots a man and launches a statewide manhunt to find and arrest him. Next, Donna Schatz goes on the run after carrying out a violent vendetta on her ex.

Got to Escape Through a Toilet
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8.00
20 votes

#12 - Got to Escape Through a Toilet

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/1/2013

Lifelong pals and criminals Timothy Fletcher and Doni Brown break out of a Florida prison in 2009. Anxious for freedom, the two need money. A robbery that ends in murder puts them on most wanted lists and leads cops on a manhunt across the Southeast.

Got to Be Bonnie and Clyde
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8.00
23 votes

#13 - Got to Be Bonnie and Clyde

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/5/2013

After getting arrested for robbery, Robert Askew runs from a work camp and goes back to stealing to make a living. Askew eventually gets caught again, but he escapes from jail during a hurricane and goes on a crime spree, breaking into vacation homes.

Got to Be a Ladies Man
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7.97
32 votes

#14 - Got to Be a Ladies Man

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/2/2014

David Corbin is a career criminal. After a stint in prison, Corbin launches a crime wave, stealing cars and selling them for a profit. But when a jealous girlfriend rats him out, Corbin is caught and sent to prison where he pulls off a daring escape.

Got to Fall in Love With a Prison Guard
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7.93
29 votes

#15 - Got to Fall in Love With a Prison Guard

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/9/2014

Terry Banks is in prison for life. When he falls for a guard named Lynette, he's determined to break free to start a life with her. She helps him escape and they go on the run. But when the FBI tracks them down, will they commit another desperate act?

Got Shot in the Leg
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7.90
10 votes

#16 - Got Shot in the Leg

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/5/2011

When a friend is fired from a restaurant, Konh Chung Bounnam and his friends decide to rob it. The plan goes awry and three people are killed. His friends are caught but Bounnam stays free. He hides until his need for money gets the FBI's attention.

Got Caught By A Cougar
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7.89
18 votes

#17 - Got Caught By A Cougar

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/26/2010

Robert Spencer has just shot his girlfriend. He is a thug and drug dealer, who in a blind panic gets high and goes on the run, living every day as a party. He finds the affection of a friend's mother, which ultimately leads to his arrest.

Got to Steal a Rich Woman's Jewelry
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7.88
8 votes

#18 - Got to Steal a Rich Woman's Jewelry

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/1/2011

In 1985 Kaysie Dudley's mother gets fired from her job as a caregiver for an elderly widow and the pair plot to steal her rings as revenge. When the 77-year-old woman unexpectedly puts up a fight, Dudley resorts to the unthinkable -cold blooded murder.

Got A Rich Widow
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7.86
22 votes

#19 - Got A Rich Widow

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/16/2014

Brian Maurice Fuller charms his way into wealthy people's homes, only to rob them blind. He gets caught, does his time and is released. But Fuller can't resist the lure of robbing the rich. He eludes police until a tip leads them right to his door.

Got to Fetch a Hooker
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7.85
13 votes

#20 - Got to Fetch a Hooker

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/28/2010

Life as drug dealer's muscle is not going to keep you out of trouble. Lane Slettvet, knew this, but tested fate until one night on a job to retrieve a prostitute from another drug dealer, Slettvet stabs and kills the man. Trying to lay low with his sister, and under the radar of the cops proves hard for Slettvet, constantly drawn to the life of parties, fights and drugs. Then one night, in a drunken stupor, Slettvet breaks a bottle over a taxi driver's head. The incident is reported, and Slettvet's run comes to an end.

Got To Escape In Underwear
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7.85
13 votes

#21 - Got To Escape In Underwear

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/3/2011

Ricky McCurry has been in and out of prison his whole life, escaping by tricking and bribing guards. On the outside, McCurry runs into bad luck with botched robberies and high-speed chases.

Got to Silence A Witness
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7.80
15 votes

#22 - Got to Silence A Witness

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/20/2011

Kevin Cross is a bold Oklahoma drug lord. After he is deceived by an associate, he kills the man as revenge. Wanted for kidnapping and murder, he flees to Mexico. When the payback for betrayal is death, how far will Cross go to stay out of prison?

Got to Get Home to Mother
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7.76
41 votes

#23 - Got to Get Home to Mother

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/17/2016

Having been given a long sentence for robbery, Robert Nielsen escapes prison and lives under the radar with his family, but they are unable to hide the young fugitive from the challenges of being on the run.

Got to Impersonate a Guard
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7.75
16 votes

#24 - Got to Impersonate a Guard

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/28/2011

Dennis Hope works at a store, using his job to study the armored-car guard routine. He decides to mimic a guard and rob stores. Hope is caught and imprisoned. He manages to escape and goes on a crime spree, until his past comes back to haunt him.

Got to Burn A Truck
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7.75
12 votes

#25 - Got to Burn A Truck

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/3/2011

Jermaine LeBron and a group of friends murder a man in Florida and steal his expensive truck. LeBron then teams up with Howard Kendall to continue the crime spree. Their plan unravels when the friends confess to the murder and rats LeBron out to police.

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