Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Escaped Kentucky inmate opts for the big house over the big chill

AP / Kentucky Department of Corrections
Robert Vick, who authorities say escaped from a minimum-security prison in Kentucky for a short time.

There’s no escaping the polar vortex. Not even for an escaped prisoner.
A Kentucky inmate managed to get out of a minimum-security prison on Sunday — and turned himself in the next day at a motel a few miles away, explaining that he wanted to get out of the frigid air.
It was 3 degrees in Lexington, with a wind chill of 17 below, when Robert Vick turned himself in at the Sunset Motel and Restaurant. Maurice King, manager of the 25-room motel, told NBC News that Vick definitely looked like he’d had enough.
“He was frozen,” King said. “He walked in and knocked on my door and told me to call the law on him

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