Cold escapee turns himself in

2014-01-07 17:31
(Joshua Lott, AFP)

(Joshua Lott, AFP)

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Frankfort - Just how cold is it in the US? Apparently cold enough for an escaped prisoner to turn himself in.

Authorities say the inmate escaped from a minimum security facility in Kentucky on Sunday. As temperatures dropped far below freezing on Monday, they say he walked into a motel and asked the clerk to call police.

Lexington police spokesperson Sherelle Roberts says 42-year-old Robert Vick told the clerk he wanted to turn himself in and escape the arctic air.

Roberts says Vick was checked out by paramedics and returned to Blackburn Correctional Complex.

Department of Corrections spokesperson Lisa Lamb says Vick would have been dressed in prison-issued pants, a shirt and a jacket when he escaped.

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