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: 5/17/2023Network:Investigation Discovery
Got to Become a Neo-Nazi
8 votes

#1 - 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 to Take Down My Ex-Boyfriend
7 votes

#2 - 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 Prey on Tourists
3 votes

#3 - 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 Run with My Buddy
12 votes

#4 - 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 to Pose as a Firefighter
6 votes

#5 - Got to Pose as a Firefighter

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/10/2011

Fired from his job as a fashion writer, Peter Braunstein vows to take revenge on the fashionistas who snubbed him. Posing as a firefighter, he kidnaps a co-worker and terrorizes her for 16 hours before leading detectives on a multi-state chase.

Got Shot Above a Deli
5 votes

#6 - Got Shot Above a Deli

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/14/2010

What was planned as an easy robbery turns into The Carnegie Deli Murders. Sean Salley shoots an actress and her friends above a deli in New York, and flees to New Orleans and then to Miami where he plans to leave the country for good.

Got A Rich Widow
16 votes

#7 - 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 Be Bonnie and Clyde
17 votes

#8 - 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 Escape Underground
7 votes

#9 - Got to Escape Underground

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/5/2012

After leading police on a high speed chase, criminal Toby Young is caught, but not for long. He forces his way out of jail and after escaping to Mexico through drug tunnels, he learns the true cost of being on the run.

Got to Escape Through an Air Duct
11 votes

#10 - 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
8 votes

#11 - 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 Fetch a Hooker
9 votes

#12 - 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 A Dead Man's ID
13 votes

#13 - 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 Escape Through a Toilet
16 votes

#14 - 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 Part of the Texas Seven
26 votes

#15 - Got to Be Part of the Texas Seven

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/30/2014

Patrick Murphy and six other inmates pull off the largest escape in Texas history. They launch a statewide crime spree but up the ante when they kill a police officer. They hide in an RV Park but get recognized, prompting a showdown with authorities.

Got Caught By A Cougar
10 votes

#16 - 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 Run to Costa Rica
8 votes

#17 - 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 Fall in Love With a Prison Guard
23 votes

#18 - 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 to Pose as a War Vet
10 votes

#19 - Got to Pose as a War Vet

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/8/2013

Posing as a veteran and preying on women to get cash, cars, and even a house, Jerrod Durr finds himself in a multistate game of cat and mouse with cops. Wanted in four states, will police hunt him down and uncover his true identity?

Got to Kill My Step-Dad
24 votes

#20 - Got to Kill My Step-Dad

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/24/2013

When teenager Randy Baggett can't take any more of his abusive stepfather, he gets help from a friend and they beat and choke him to death. Two years later, Randy gets locked up, but he escapes twice, keeping police and detectives on their toes.

Got to Be Part of the Pittsburgh Six
23 votes

#21 - 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 a Bad Temper
10 votes

#22 - Got a Bad Temper

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/26/2011

On July 18, 2000, 22 yr old Aurlieas McClarty walks into a store in Orange County Florida and guns down a store manager for a mere $200. McClarty is placed on the FBI 10 Most Wanted List. Despite being a wanted man, McClarty doesn't keep a low profile and soon becomes wanted for counterfeiting money in Florida, and bank robberies in Maryland. McClarty goes from state to state, defrauding banks, stores and women. All McClarty wants is money, cars, drugs and women, and does anything to get them. But none of these can protect him when a SWAT team breaks down his door, and arrest him.

Got to Be a Ladies Man
26 votes

#23 - 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 Get Revenge
6 votes

#24 - Got to Get Revenge

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/31/2011

Scott Eizember has a temper and a history of abuse. So when his girlfriend dumps him, Scott wants revenge. He goes on a violent spree, but is injured during his pursuit. Does he risk capture, or continue on his rampage to find his ex and exact vengeance?

Got Shot in the Leg
6 votes

#25 - 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.

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