How 12 inmates used a condiment to escape an Alabama jail

Marie Harrington
August 2, 2017

"They changed the number over the door with peanut butter", he said, according to CNN.

"And unknowingly to him, he hit that lock and out the door they went", Underwood said.

Changing numbers on doors with peanut butter - it may sound insane, but these kinds of people are insane like a fox. He hopes the last prisoner, 24 year old Brady Kirkpatrick, will be back in custody by the end of the day today.

Two had been jailed on attempted murder allegations, and police offered a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

But despite its ingenuity, the prison break has been unsuccessful for the dozen inmates - 11 of whom have since been recaptured. "Inmates scheme all the time to con us and our employees at the jail".

Eight of the prisoners were captured on Sunday night, while three others were captured in the early hours of Monday. You've got to stay on your toes.

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"They love peanut butter sandwiches", the sheriff said. "I'm not going to make any excuses".

"This is one time we slipped up".

The escape happened at about 6.20pm on Sunday and the inmates cleared a barbed wire fence in less than ten minutes. Off-duty personnel have been enlisted to help in the search.

All the inmates will face additional charges added to their sentences. "He's a young guy, hadn't been here that long", Underwood said of the jail guard whom he did not name.

Underwood also acknowledged that the jail needs some improvement, such as installing more monitors and cameras.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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