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?