A prison inmate is still on the run after leading a jailbreak that was aided by the use of peanut butter.
Twelve prisoners at the Walker County Jail in Jasper, Alabama escaped after tricking a new guard in the control room. The inmates reportedly used peanut butter to obscure the number above a jail cell before yelling at a guard to open the door to the cell.
While 11 of the escapees have been captured, there is one, 24-year-old Brady Andrew Kilpatrick, who remains at large.
“This may sound crazy but these people are crazy like a fox,” Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood said.
On Monday, Sheriff Underwood spoke out about the incident in a press conference.
"They changed the number over the door with peanut butter," he said, according to CNN. "(Then) they hollered, 'Hey, open door' so-and-so, but (the number the inmates gave the worker) was the outside door."
"And unknowingly to him, he hit that lock and out the door they went," Underwood said.
The escapees are between 18 and 30 years old. Two were in jail for attempted murder while the others were convicted on charges of burglary, domestic violence, theft, breaking and entering, disorderly conduct and drug charges.
The Sheriff revealed that it took about eight hours to capture 11 of the escapees. Most of them were found in the Jasper area.
Underwood says the law enforcement officers are taking the blame for this situation.
“This one time we slipped up. I’m not going to make excuses. It was a human error that caused this to happen,” he said.
There is an ongoing manhunt for Kilpatrick, who was reportedly behind bars for drug offenses. Off-duty personnel have been enlisted to help in the search.
“It happens. Escapes happen,” Underwood said. “So we got some evil people down here, and they scheme all the time to con us and our employees at the jail. You have to stay on your toes.”
Underwood concluded that the prison facility was in need of improvements such as more cameras and monitors.