Twelve prisoners escaped from the Walker County Jail in northern Alabama Sunday night by using a creative way to fool a young jailer.
Eleven of the escapees have been captured, but 1 is still on the run as of Tuesday morning.
“They changed the number over the door with peanut butter,” he said. “(Then) they hollered, ‘Hey, open door’ so-and-so, but (the number the inmates gave the worker) was the outside door.
“And unknowingly to him, he hit that lock and out the door they went,” Underwood said.
“Changing numbers on doors with peanut butter — It may sound crazy, but these kinds of people are crazy like a fox.” Underwood told a news conference. “He thought he was opening the cell door for this man to go in his cell, but in fact he opened up the outside door.”
Underwood said it took 8 hours to capture the first 11 escapees, most of whom were found in the Jasper area. Underwood said some of them took off on foot, while others are suspected of getting in a car.
Only Brady Andrew Kilpatrick, a Cordova man jailed for possession of a controlled substance,possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana, remains at large. Underwood said he doesn’t believe Kilpatrick is dangerous.
(Article By Jeremah Jones)