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Published:March 9th, 2009 15:42 EST
Escaped Con Nabbed Trying To Sneak Back Into Jail

Escaped Con Nabbed Trying To Sneak Back Into Jail

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Authorities say they arrested an escaped jail inmate trying to sneak back into the lockup with cigarettes allegedly stolen from a nearby store." The Associated Press

If a prisoner is arrested trying to escape, you have to give him credit for his display of courage. But when an escaped jail inmate is arrested trying to sneak back into jail, you can only shake your head at his stupidity.

The prisoner, Harry Jackson, isn`t going to get any credit for returning to jail, instead he`s going to be slapped with new charges for breaking out of jail in the first place and for burglary.

If a convict breaks out of jail with the intentions of returning, at the very least he should a very compelling reason for wanting to be free for a few moments. If Jackson had escaped from jail to rendezvous with his girlfriend at the Sleazy Easy Motel, that would have made a little bit of sense. But escaping from jail and stealing cigarettes, and then trying to sneak back into jail makes absolutely no sense.

Jackson stole 14 packs of cigarettes, I hope he was allowed to keep at least one cigarette for all his troubles.