These 12 inmates enjoyed some PB&J — as in peanut butter and jailbreak.
The dirty dozen inmates in Jasper, Ala., spread peanut butter to hide a number marking a door to the outside, then told a newbie guard it was their cell, fooling him into unlocking the door and allowing them to escape, the Washington Post reported.
“This may sound crazy but these people are crazy like a fox,” Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood said.
The slippery jailbirds fled in every direction, throwing off their orange jumpsuits and using blankets to climb over a razor wire fence on Sunday evening.
All but one of the inmates were captured within eight hours. Brady Andrew Kilpatrick, who was in jail on drug possession charges, still remains at large.
Their plan was “well laid out,” Underwood said.
“This one time we slipped up. I’m not going to make excuses. It was a human error that caused this to happen,” he added.
Underwood said the smooth criminals will face additional charges as a result of the escape, but did not say what will happen to the guard.
The escapees are between 18 and 30 years old. Two are in jail for attempted murder, the others with charges like burglary, domestic violence, theft, breaking and entering, disorderly conduct, and drug charges.
“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 sheriff did acknowledge the jail needed improvements, including more monitors and cameras.