Thursday, June 25, 2009

Escape is an option...

Inmate uses toilet paper cardboard to escape cell

COLUMBIA, Mo.—Columbia police have captured an inmate who allegedly escaped from the Howard County jail using a cardboard toilet paper holder. Curtis Jones of New Franklin was captured Wednesday afternoon.

Columbia police officers, who were responding to a tip, went to where Jones was believed to be located, but he had fled on foot. Jones was spotted a short time later and taken into custody.

Jones had escaped early Monday. Authorities allege he used the folded cardboard to jam a door lock to his cell and fled when a jailer went to another area in the building.

Jones was detained on a theft charge on suspicion of stealing anhydrous ammonia, a chemical used to manufacture methamphetamine.

He previously escaped in 1996 from the county's old jail in Fayette by climbing through a hole in the ceiling.

I guess you would call this dude resourceful. I mean it isn't the first time he has escaped from jail. I bet when he is at home cooking up methamphetamines, he is thinking of new and exciting ways to escape from jail. Now that I think of it, that sounds like a great idea for a reality show. Escape from Jail!! Put people in jail and have them try and get out. First person out wins some cash. I think it could even be teams. Sounds like a gold mine to me...anyone want to pool our cash together and get this started?