INMATES BREAK OUT, STEAL SOME JAIL GOODIES TO SELL, GO BACK TO JAIL ON THE DOWN LOW
Police tend to say that most of the people they catch aren’t rocket scientists. Quite the opposite, in fact, is what leads to a lot of arrests. Here we have a story of some guys who, for the sake of argument, are not rocket scientists, but are brilliant in their own way. Four inmates in Mississippi busted out of jail recently, but they didn’t escape. They walked to a nearby Dollar General store, broke in, grabbed whatever they could and then returned to jail with their stolen goods. Has anyone heard of prisoners breaking out and then sneaking back in?
NO ONE SAW THEM ESCAPE OR RETURN, BUT STORE CAMERAS CAUGHT THEM IN THE ACT, BAFFLING EVERYONE
These goofballs were identified as Jacquiez Williams, Maurice Robertson, Travis Baker and Levontaye Ellington. The four of them broke out of the Holmes-Humphreys County Correctional Facility in Lexington. It doesn’t’ seem to have entailed much, beyond hopping over a fence. Once they were out, they walked about a mile and grabbed some goodies to bring back to jail. They were looking to make a payday, but back inside.
INMATES LOOKED TO SELL STOLEN GOODS BACK INSIDE
“They stole cigarettes, cigarette lighters, phones and just items they felt they could sell in jail,” Lexington Police Chief Robert Kirklin reported. But instead of extending their newfound freedom, the foursome inexplicably snuck back into the jail, undetected, baffling everyone.
“You’re already in jail, but you want to break out and break back in?” the chief said. “That is just something. I heard it all.” The inmates obviously denied their involvement in the whole affair, though they were all caught clearly on store surveillance footage, according to the report.
“Just looking at the type of clothing they had on and just one of the bags they had put some of the merchandise in,” police were able to connect the inmates to the crime, Kirklin said. The inmates were charged with commercial burglary.
No word what kind of sentence one gets for being a rocket scientist.