Most tarantula owners really don't handle them anyway unless necessary :) when it's time for cleaning they cup them(much like a betta!) It helps to just not handle any of them because some just don't take to handling well, and why risk handling the wrong one? Some are known to be more tame (brazilian giant blacks and a few other starters) and those are sometimes handled so they can be used for education.
That escape attempt is hilarious XD Surprisingly, the only animals we've had escape were our leopard geckos. One of those escapes ended badly, she got into the giant male's cage and got REAL beat up :,( she bit all his toes off though, tough little girl! They both healed now, and both have much better locking lids. Considering they don't have toe pads I didn't think they'd get out. I was wrong! O_O