Four inmates escaped from an Oklahoma jail early Sunday morning and remain on the run. Reuters has the details of their scheme:
The inmates pushed loose a trap door in the shower ceiling to gain access to the crawl space where the pipes are laid, [Sheriff Gene] Cain said. They crawled through to a room outside the jail, knocked out part of the wall to gain entry, then walked out through a door, the sheriff said.
According to the Oklahoman, no one in the jail noticed the men were missing until someone called the police at 2:40 a.m. to report seeing four men in orange prison jumpsuits near the jail. At that point, authorities conducted a head count and realized the four men were missing.
KOCO reports that three of the men had already been sentenced and were awaiting transfer to a state prison. The fourth was a federal inmate awaiting trial on a gun charge. Police are continuing to search for the escapees and are urging local residents to lock their doors.
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