Sophie and Sid Running
Location Leisure Park
Start Time Time iconSeptember 19th, 6pm
Expires Time iconSeptember 21st, 5pm
Survivors Sophie Richards
PP 3,000 (Psychopath Defeat)

12,000 (Join)
24,000 (Escort)

Psychopath(s) Sam Franklin
Reginald Jenkins
Miguel Sanchez
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"Frank! We've got a situation here! Escaped prisoners are tearing up the Leisure Park. We can't have them attacking people!"
Otis Washington, Chop Till You Drop

Prisoners is an unmarked scoop in Dead Rising and a marked scoop in Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop.

Frank can walk into Leisure Park on the evening of the first day and find three convicts terrorizing a young woman and her companion.


Frank enters the park in the evening as the sun sets to find three escaped prisoners in a Humvee, one driving the vehicle, the passenger armed with a baseball bat and the third convict armed with a heavy machine gun.

The passenger attempts to swing his bat at Frank but misses. The trio then see a man and his friend cutting through the park.

The convicts successfully kill the man, Sid, with the baseball bat leaving the woman, Sophie Richards, in a distraught and hysterical state. Frank must choose to kill the convicts and save Sophie, or grab Sophie and run.

If the convicts are killed, Frank can drive the humvee and use the heavy machine gun.


Convicts kill Sid
A jeep bears down on Frank and a convict takes a swing at him with a baseball bat but misses.

Reginald Jenkins: Hahahaha! You missed, loser! Get your aim right brother!

(Convicts laughing)

Sid and Sophie run away in the background

Miguel Sanchez: Alright! Looks like we've found our next contestants!

Sam Franklin: I'm going to take out that dude and snatch his old lady!

Reginald Jenkins: Here we go!

The convicts drive toward the couple. Miguel Sanchez hits and kills Sid with his baseball bat.[1]

Sophie's cry for help
Dead rising sophie
Sophie: Help! Someone help me!
Frank: Over here! Come here![1]

Battle StyleEdit


Sniper Rifle

Unless Frank has unlocked the Real Mega Buster, the most effective way of dealing with the convicts is to use a Sniper rifle. Kill Reginald, the heavygunner on the back first, then kill the driver, Sam. The baseball bat wielding passenger Miguel will then jump into the driving seat. Now kill him also.


If Frank does not have a sniper rifle and needs to get close, stay in an area with a lot of trees, because the jeep will have a difficult time maneuvering. Aiming at the convicts can be difficult while the jeep's moving, so at close quarters a Submachine Gun or Shotgun will be a little more effective.

An easier way which exploits the poor artificial intelligence, is to hide right behind a tree. They convicts keep ramming the tree, trying to run over Frank. Again, kill the gunner first, then run behind and steal the mounted machine gun to shoot the driver and passenger.

Quickstep Juice

A more dangerous strategy is to drink Quickstep juice, preferably when Frank has the small chainsaw or other strong melee weapon, and rush in whenever the convicts stop. First kill the gunner, driver then the passenger when he moves to the driver seat.


If a melee weapon is preferred, the Katana is also a good choice for close-combat, especially if Frank drinks a Quickstep and is carrying the Criminal Biography Book. Once the jeep is stuck, get in close and target the driver or gunner with Katana attacks. Note: This will likely damage the jeep as well.

Delivery Truck

The Delivery Truck from the Maintenance Tunnels can be used to ram the jeep and kill the convicts. The problem is that jeep may be destroyed as well. The jeep is required for the Carjacker achievement. It is best just to take out the gunner with the truck and then kill the other convicts using the above tactics.

Small Chainsaw

If Frank has a small chainsaw, go into the trees and wait for the convicts to get stuck in the trees. As always, slash and kill the gunner first, then the passenger, then the driver.

Park Bench

It is also possible to lure the convicts towards a park bench. When they run over the bench the convicts are likely to get stuck.

Real Mega Buster

The unlockable Real Mega Buster will make short work of the trio, but may also do massive damage to the jeep.


  • Completion of this scoop will allow Frank to achieve the Carjacker achievement for stealing the convict's vehicle.
  • Completion of the Carjacker achievement, which can be obtained through the Convicts' death will earn Frank the Prison Outfit.
  • Though this scoop occurs only once, the Convicts continue to spawn everyday at midnight until 5pm September 21.
  • In Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop, there is an interactive cutscene that is completed by shaking the Wii remote and pressing certain buttons. Upon doing this successfully for a while Frank is able to kill off each of the convicts one by one - snapping Reginald's neck, killing the passenger with his own bat, and finally, killing the driver as he tries to run over Frank, unsuccessfully, as he runs into a tree, wall, or light post.



  1. a b Hall, Kevin. Dead Rising: Game Script by Berserker, GameFAQs, (January 5, 2009).
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