US cold drives escaped convict Robert Vick back to his cell
Tuesday 07 January 2014
The freezing temperatures in the United States have caused an escaped inmate to turn himself back in.
42-year-old Robert Vick of Hartford escaped the minimum security Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington, Kentucky, on Sunday.
After the temperatures dropped to low single digits the following day, Vick felt the need to surrender himself. According to Lexington police spokesperson Sherelle Roberts, he walked into a motel and told the clerk he wanted to turn himself in in order to escape the arctic climate.
Roberts stated: "It's cold out there, too cold to run around. I can understand why the suspect would turn himself in."
Lisa Lamb, spokesperson for the Department of Corrections, clarified that Vick would have been wearing prison-issued khaki pants, a shirt and a jacket. Wind chills were down as low as -29 degrees Celsius in Lexington on Monday.
Vick was treated for hypothermia on Monday evening before being returned to prison.
He was serving a six-year sentence for burglary and criminal possession of a forged instrument at the time of his escape.
- 1 'Nasa Confirms Six Days of Darkness in December': No, they don't - it's a hoax
- 2 Number of global billionaires has doubled since the financial crisis
- 3 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
- 4 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
- 5 North Korean officials 'publicly executed for watching South Korean soap operas'
'Nasa Confirms Six Days of Darkness in December': No, they don't - it's a hoax
Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
Number of global billionaires has doubled since the financial crisis
Elizabeth Norment dead: House of Cards actress honoured by Kevin Spacey after she dies aged 61
Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
Nigel Farage and Frankie Boyle clash over Andrew Lawrence's 'Mock the Week' criticism
Negotiable: Randstad Education Cambridge: Primary Teachers needed in King's Ly...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Cambridge: Primary Teacher needed in the Ely ar...
£60 - £65 per day: Randstad Education Leicester: Randstad Education Leicester ...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Cambridge: KS2 Teacher needed in Peterborough a...