The “Joker” had a sick escape plan.
“Dark Knight’’ madman James Holmes thought he could make a clean getaway after slaughtering 12 moviegoers at a midnight showing of the new Batman film in Aurora, Colo., but got tripped up by his faulty devices and eagle-eyed police officers.
The killer, 24, had set a timer to turn on his apartment’s stereo at full volume before he left on his deadly mission, hoping neighbors would complain to cops.
Then, when police got to his home, they’d be killed by his booby traps, diverting attention from the theater, where he could go on killing — and still have time to escape dressed as an Aurora police SWAT-team member, law-enforcement sources told The Post yesterday.
“The guy was a mad scientist,” a source said. “There was a magnetic switch [in his apartment so that] when the door opens up, it would trip a chemical container into another chemical container that would ignite the cans of gasoline and light up the whole place and kill the cops.”
But Holmes’ diabolical plot failed because of a series of miscalculations.
First, cops didn’t respond to the noise in the apartment — where trip wires crisscrossed the pad and canisters of explosive liquids and scores of mortars shaped like bullets were strewn about.
Had the trap worked, fireball alone would have blown up and consumed the entire third floor of the apartment building,” a source told the LA Times.
Holmes told cops about the bombs after his arrest, bolstering the theory that he had laid his trap so he could wreak more havoc at the theater before making a getaway.
Pyscho Colorado 'gunman' planned getaway by using booby traps, SWAT gear - NYPOST.com