Wednesday 18 October 2017

Prisoner stripped during escape bid

A prisoner's clothes were stripped away by razor wire as he tried to escape a US jail
A prisoner's clothes were stripped away by razor wire as he tried to escape a US jail

A Phoenix jail inmate was left wearing nothing but pink socks after scaling five fences in an escape attempt before he was captured.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-old Clayton Thornburg suffered cuts on parts of his body since some of the Durango Jail's fences are 15 feet high and topped with razor wire.

Jail officials sid the razor wire had stripped away Thornburg's jail uniform and pink underwear by the time he reached the last fence on Thursday morning. He was treated at the Maricopa County Medical Centre.

Authorities said Thornburg is likely to face an additional felony charge of escape, which can add up to five years to an inmate's sentence.

They said Thornburg was in jail for an extensive number of property crime charges.

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