Escaped Prisoner Turns Self in to Avoid Polar Vortex in Kentucky

The Polar Vortex has made life difficult in many parts of the country, including in Lexington, Kentucky, where temperatures—with the wind chill factored in—dropped to 20 below on Monday. Any outdoor activity there is ill advised, but a prison break in out-of-season, jail-issued clothing is an especially bad idea.

Alas, that's just what Robert Vick attempted on Sunday, when he escaped Blackburn Correctional Complex wearing only prison-issued khaki pants, a shirt and a jacket.

By Monday, with temperatures quickly dropping, Vick had had enough. He walked into a motel and asked the clerk to call police so he could turn himself in. Police quickly arrived and arrested Vick, who—after he was cleared by paramedics—was taken back to Blackburn.

The lesson? Save your jail breaks for spring.

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