A prisoner remains on the run after he and 11 other inmates made a daring jailbreak using peanut butter.
The dozen inmates escaped from an Alabama prison by smothering the number of their cell door with peanut butter, duping a guard into opening it.
Walker County sheriff James Underwood said an inmate used peanut butter to write the number of an outside door over his cell, then persuaded a new employee watching on closed-circuit camera to open what he thought was the door to the man’s cell from a control room.
However, the sheriff said ‘that door number was the outside door’.
Speaking about the inexperienced guard, Mr Underwood said: ‘He hit that door and out the door they went.’
He said the plan ‘may sound crazy, but these people are crazy like a fox’.
All but one of the dozen inmates, aged between 18 and 30, were captured within hours, but a manhunt continues to find 24-year-old Bradley Andrew Kilpatrick, from Cordova, who was jailed on charges of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
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Mr Underwood said: ‘Escapes happen.
‘We’ve got some evil people down here, and they scheme all the time to con us and our employees at the jail. You’ve got to stay on your toes. This is one time we slipped up. I’m not going to make any excuses.’
‘I said it was human error and he made a mistake,’ he said, adding that the duped guard is young and hasn’t been in his position for very long.
‘This young man was a weak link, and they knew it,’ he said.
The escape happened at about 6.20pm on Sunday and the inmates cleared a barbed wire fence in less than ten minutes.
One inmate sliced his thumb while climbing over the fence, and 11 of the escapees were captured within hours.
Two of those who escaped were saving prison sentences for attempted murder.
The Walker County Sheriff’s Office released a list of prisoners along with their mugshots.
Eight of the prisoners were captured on Sunday night, while three others were captured in the early hours of Monday.
Walker County Jail holds about 250 prisoners.