LEXINGTON, Mississippi — They liked prison life so much, they broke into jail.
Four Mississippi inmates inexplicably broke out of a county lock-up by hopping over a fence, ransacked a Dollar General store and then snuck back in with scads of prison contraband.
“You already in jail, but you want to break out and break back in?” Lexington Police Chief Robert Kirklin told WLBT-TV. “That is just something. I heard it all.”
The inmates, Levontaye Ellington, Travis Baker, Maurice Robertson and Jacquiez Williams denied their involvement, although surveillance footage from the shop showed clearly who the culprits were.
“They stole cigarettes, cigarette lighters, phones and just items they felt they could sell in jail,” Kirklin said.
Initially, the men were able to get back inside the jail unnoticed, but the footage ultimately did them in.
“Just looking at the type of clothing they had on and just one of the bags they had put some of the merchandise in,” Kirklin said.