40-year-old Jose Banks had been sentenced to prison for bank robbery…and then escaped. Now he wants the prison he escaped from to pay him $10 million.

Why? For the trauma he says he suffered, ‘fearing for his life’ as he scaled the 17 stories down the side of the building.

He and another inmate used a rope made from bed sheets to climb down the wall. He was caught a few days later.

The Seventh U.S. Court of Appeals threw the case out.