Here's How 12 Inmates Used Peanut Butter To Successfully Escape An Alabama Jail

One of the inmates is still at large.

By Gina Tron

A dozen inmates broke out of an Alabama prison Sunday night, and one of the 12 is still at large. How did they do it? Peanut butter!

The convicts used peanut butter to alter the number on a door to the outside to make it look like another cell door., according to Mashable. Then, one of them convinced a new jail employee, who was watching the prisoners on closed-circuit TV from a control room, to open it. The new worker unknowingly unlocked a door that opened to the outside. He thought he had just opened a cell door. 

"Changing numbers on doors with peanut butter - It may sound crazy, but these kinds of people are crazy like a fox,"  Walker County Sheriff James Underwood said during a press conference. "He thought he was opening the cell door for this man to go in his cell, but in fact he opened up the outside door."

The inmates, whose charges range from attempted murder to robbery, used blankets to climb over a razor-wire fence encircling the jail.  

Eleven of the inmates were captured within a few hours, CBS reports. But Brady Andrew Kilpatrick, who was in jail on drug possession charges — is still at large.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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