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Inmate Taken Out to Watch Fireworks Flees

Inmate Taken Out to Watch Fireworks Flees
Posted July 7th, 2014 @ 10:15am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – An accused killer taken out of jail to watch Independence Day fireworks demonstrated why taking inmates out of jail to watch fireworks shows may not be the brightest idea. Jason McClurg broke free after a deputy took him and nine other inmates out of Missouri's Shannon County jail and he spent the weekend on the run before he was recaptured last night, KY3 reports. When McClurg took off, "one of the inmates told me he wasn't running real fast," the local sheriff says. "But he went around the court house and the other inmates thought he went off the steps."

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