The last of a dozen inmates who used peanut butter to escape from an Alabama jail was caught Tuesday.
Brady Kilpatrick was captured in Florida, where he was tracked down by Florida law enforcement and the FBI, according to the Palm Beach Post.
The 24-year-old was the only one of the escapees to make it out of Alabama, according to the sheriff’s office.
On Sunday a dozen inmates escaped from a Walker County jail not by cutting through steel bars, drilling through walls or ripping a toilet from a wall.
Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood told reporters Monday that the inmates used peanut butter to make the number on one of the cell doors look like the number on a door leading to the outside of the jail. An inmate then asked an unsuspecting jail guard in the control room to open his cell, saying he needed to get back in.
But unknown to the guard, he had inadvertently unlocked the door that opened to the outside.
“That may sound crazy, but these people are crazy like a fox,” Underwood said.
Underwood said the inmates’ plan was “well laid out,” and they took advantage of an inexperienced employee.
“This is one time we slipped up. I’m not going to make excuses. It was a human error that caused this to happen. . . . He’s a young guy, hadn’t been here that long,” Underwood said of the guard, whom he did not name.
The 12 inmates then used blankets to cover and climb over a razor-wire fence that surrounds the Walker County Jail in Jasper, Alabama, northwest of Birmingham. Several of them rode in one truck, while the others ran in different directions, Underwood said.
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