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4 inmates escape, for a beer run

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ROGERSVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- The party's over for four inmates accused of going on a beer run after the jail's doors were accidentally left unlocked.

The men were charged Monday with escape and bringing alcohol into a jail.

The breakout occurred Thursday night after cellblock doors at the Hawkins County Jail were left unlocked and a faulty control panel failed to alert jailers, Sheriff Warren Rimer said.

Two of the inmates walked out through a fire exit, leaving the door propped open with a Bible, and made a hole in the exercise yard fence. They walked to a market, bought some beer and returned to the jail to share it with other prisoners. When the booze ran out, the other two inmates made another beer run to a different store.

Authorities believe the inmates bought more than two cases of beer in all.

"I guess they thought if they came back they wouldn't be charged with escape," Rimer said, "but they were wrong."

The store visits did not raise alarm because the inmates were wearing street clothes borrowed from other prisoners. The crowded jail does not have enough orange jumpsuits to go around.
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Wow I can't believe they actually came back to jail. Nobody ever said criminals were smart I guess.
I am constantly amazed at the flat-out stupidity of soo many poeple.
that's no joke, damn, some stupid people out i got a good laugh out of it
You gotta admit, they are honest in that sense.
now that is really funny
They came back, I wouldn't charge them with escaping. They just wanted a cold one, can you blame them?
naw i cant blame them.. they actually came back in the cells..
I think I would let them be and just glad they returned. Hell it was the jailers fault the door was open. If they are honest enough to return, let them go.
:alky At least they came back, I mean cmon they just wanted some brew.
haha! what a bunch of ya-hoo's! I love that's its considered an "escape" when the door was left unlocked, and DUH for going back... do you think that this will add more time to their sentences? I would think the judge would see that they were honest enough to come back and finish their time....
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