A goat used to escape a hostile or dangerous situation. Has no connection to "Scapegoat" whatsoever. The Escapegoat is usually ridden on its back by the escapee. They run very fast and uncontrollably. A sub-category of the Goat species.
My friend said "Dude, the gangsters are gonna cap us! Lets bail on our Escapegoat!"
"Escape goat" was said on-air in 2002 by UK Big Brother reality show contestent Jade Goody. Scorned by millions, usage picked up, and now it's widely said, by some knowingly aware of the joke, but others unknowingly. The mistake vaguely makes sense because people looking for a "scapegoat" are trying to "escape" blame.
"They were trying to use me as an escape goat," said Jade.
Noun; The person on whom one blames their inability to attend to something they really didn't want to anyway.
I explained to Jenny that I couldn't make it to her jazz ensemble's rehearsal because Kevin was stranded at the airport and needed rescuing. He was the perfect escapegoat, since Jenny knows how broke he always is.