Wednesday, October 6, 2010
There's a reason why jails and prisons surround their facilities with razor-wire fences. Namely because they will rip the living shit out of anyone who tries to climb them. But Clayton Thornburg thought he could defy this basic fact at the Durango Jail in Phoenix...
He was in the slam for a slew of property crimes when he decided to make his break. But being a moron, he figured he could make these charges moot by climbing the five -- count 'em, five -- razor-wire fences surrounding the jail. The funny thing is he actually made it -- kind of.
For some reason the crack jailers didn't notice him scaling the 15-foot-tall fences until he'd made it into a neighboring impound lot. But by that time, the razor wire had torn off all his clothes save for his socks, leaving him bloody and naked on his flight to freedom.
He was arrested just minutes after escaping. How the Maricopa County Sheriff's department didn't notice a naked man climbing all those fences, we're not sure. But after being sent to the hospital, Thornburg was thrown back in the slam. He's now looking at an extra five years, basically a year for each minute of his freedom.