Prison escapee turns himself in to get out of the cold

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:32 PM ET

A Kentucky man chose to be warm in prison rather than freeze in freedom.

Robert Vick, 42, escaped the minimum-security Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington, Ky., on Sunday, but turned himself back in on Monday after a night in the blistering cold.

Lt. Eric Lowe told the Lexington Herald-Leader that Vick walked into the Sunset Motel and "asked the clerk to call the police" at about 4 p.m. Monday. He'd fled at 8:35 p.m. the night before.

Sunday night saw temperatures of -20 C and winds of 19 km/h.

Vick is serving a six-year sentence for burglary and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.


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