Final Peanut Butter Escapee Recaptured

Bradley Kilpatrick arrested in Florida
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 2, 2017 12:53 AM CDT
This photo made available by the Walker County, Ala., Sheriff's Office shows Brady Andrew Kilpatrick.   (Walter County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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(Newser) – Authorities in Florida have captured the last of 12 prisoners who fled an Alabama county jail in a scheme involving peanut butter. The Martin County Sheriff's Office announced on social media that local deputies and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force captured 24-year-old Bradley Andrew Kilpatrick Tuesday night at a home about 20 miles north of West Palm Beach, Fla., the AP reports. Kilpatrick was being held in the Walker County jail on marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges when he and 11 other prisoners fled Sunday night.

Walker County Sheriff James Underwood says prisoners used peanut butter to change the numbers above a door and trick a new employee into opening another door that led outside. They then used their jail uniforms and blankets to climb over a razor wire-topped fence. The other inmates were captured within 12 hours of the escape. Kilpatrick told deputies who he was during his arrest, which happened after a team of agents flooded the neighborhood where he was trying to hide out, reports. (Read more prison break stories.)

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