How 12 inmates used a condiment to escape an Alabama jail

Inmates have a lot of time on their hands to contemplate their lives, their crimes, and any injustice they feel they may have suffered. They also have a lot of time to think of clever ways to escape. In the case of 12 inmates of an Alabama prison, they creatively used food to make a successful break.

They spread peanut butter to change a number on a door that led to the outside, and then led a new prison guard to believe that the door was their cell. The oblivious guard unlocked the door, and then 12 prisoners slipped off their orange uniforms and used blankets to get over the razor wire fence.

“This may sound crazy but these people are crazy like a fox,” Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood said.

Within eight hours all but one prisoners was caught. Brady Andrew Kilpatrick is still on the loose. All the inmates will face additional charges added to their sentences.

“It happens. Escapes happen,” Underwood said. “So we got some evil people down here, and they scheme all the time to con us and our employees at the jail. You have to stay on your toes.” The Jasper, Alabama prison reportedly needs a lot of improvements including more security cameras.

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