Juvenile Inmates Escape After Faking a Fight

Two of the four have been found after fleeing in a stolen car
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2019 10:17 AM CDT
Juvenile Inmates Escape After Faking a Fight
Officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are searching for escaped juveniles who fled in a stolen car.   (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

Four teenagers broke out of a juvenile facility in Florida after staging a fake fight Saturday night in their dorm room. When staff members arrived to quell the fight, the inmates turned on them, per WJAX. The four next fought with employees in a control room and pushed buttons to unlock the front door. They fled in a stolen car, the sheriff's department said.

By Sunday morning, two of the escapees had been located, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Department tweeted. The post said that the car had not been found and that the other two juveniles "could be anywhere." One of the youths still free was held on a charge of lewd behavior with a child, per CNN, the other on grand theft auto. (More juvenile detention stories.)

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