Inmate Breaks Out Of Jail, Changes His Mind
Carlos Garcia, a convicted killer, attempted to escape from a southeast New Mexico jail last week by breaking a window bar with a razor blade and a Popsicle stick, but changed his mind once he got outside, CBS affiliate KRQE reports.
Police said Garcia, 31, told them it took about five months to break the bar on his cell window at the Lea County Correctional Facility in Hobbs, where more than 1,200 inmates are housed. He also used plastic, newspaper and more Popsicle sticks to fashion a fake window to make it look like the real window was still there.
“In the 14 years that I’ve been here, we’ve never had an incident like that here,” said Officer Mike Stone of the Hobbs Police Department.
Police said a guard found Garcia outside early morning on Aug. 20. He initially claimed he didn’t know how he got there.
“He said that sometimes he does crazy things, and he kind of acted like he didn’t know what he had done,” Stone said. “But then he admitted to doing it.”