GLEN COVE SPRINGS, Florida — It’s not quite ‘The Great Escape,’ but it got the job done.
Florida authorities are trying to figure out how a female inmate managed to walk out of a county jail posing as someone else who was scheduled to be released.
Jessica Arnott, 28, not only signed out of the Clay County jail as Jessica Davis and had her release paperwork, but sauntered out wearing her clothes, police saud.
Davis had posted a $752 bond as was scheduled to be released on simple battery charges. Arnott, however, has been in custody since November on aggravated battery charges for striking a man with a machete and was not due to be released.
“She had on my jeans, boots, even down to my bra,” Davis told WJAX-TV. “I don’t know how she did it. I don’t think I have ever heard of anything like this happening.”
Arnott’s bid for freedom was short-lived, however, because when Davis’ mother spotted her wearing her daughter’s clothes, she called police. She was picked up again after only 90 minutes on the lam.
Red-faced jail officials said they are launching a probe to figure out exactly how Arnott managed to pull off her brief escape.
“I am incensed that this occurred and the necessary discipline will be administered,” said Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels. “There appears to have been a procedural breakdown based on a human factor.”