In this Jan. 22, 2016, image taken from a video released by attorney Salvatore P. Ciulla on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, on behalf of defendant Adam Hossein Nayeri, an escapee of the Orange County Jail, Nayeri stops to give a thumbs-up as he disappears into a vent at the prison in Santa Ana, Calif. The video shot by three inmates with a smuggled cellphone shows their methodical escape through the vent at the maximum-security wing of the Southern California jail last year, along with scenes from their days on the run. (Credit: Salvatore P. Ciulla via AP)

The inmate removes a cover off a grate, wiggles inside into the darkness—and flashes back a thumbs up.

An attorney for one of three convicts to escape from the Orange County Jail in California last year released a produced and edited video of the jailbreak to the Associated Press this week. It shows the inmates’ climb out through the roof of the facility, shots of their short-lived week of freedom and some narration of their excursion beyond the walls.

Adam Hossein Nayeri, 38, does most of the talking in the video. But along with him on the daring escape from the maximum-security wing were Bac Duong, 44, and Jonathan Tieu, 21.

The trio were all behind bars on violent charges: kidnapping and torture for Nayeri, attempted murder for Duong and murder for Tieu.

The three went into the vent and crawled upward along a network of pipes, as shown in the video.

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The inmates are believed to have then rappelled down over the side of the roof. Nayeri, the narrator of the produced video—which includes a soundtrack and some TV coverage of the manhunt—claims it was industrial rope, although initial reports concluded it was bedsheets.

“You know, a lot of people like to credit us with some Houdini escape act all in eight minutes flat,” said Nayeri. “It’s an interesting myth.”

Instead, the inmates had an eight-hour head start, the inmate said.

The video shows the three hiding in a van from the pursuing authorities—but also enjoying their few days out from behind bars. The trio pose at the famed corner of Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco—and display marijuana and Jack Daniels.

Tieu, the accused murderer, also poses on a beach with the taxi driver they are accused of kidnapping—whom they call a “hero.”

Nayeri apparently recorded the voiceover narration after his recapture.

“We scared a lot of people and caused a lot of anxiety and fear and at the end of the day I can’t say I feel good about that,” the prisoner said. “I can’t.”

Salvatore Ciulla, Nayeri’s attorney, released the video to the AP. But the office declined comment in response to requests by Forensic Magazine.

Other videos from within jail have been recorded and released out to world through the internet. But this appears to be the first capture of a jailbreak as it happens.

Other crimes captured on video have become a new frontier for law enforcement with the advent of livestreaming over the last two years. For instance, teenagers have broadcast their suicides, rapes of their friends and even police-involved shooting deaths since Periscope and Facebook Live became widely available