A man who was accused of having sex with a horse only managed to escape from prison for 26 minutes.
Joanna Barrett-Lesco, 25, was able to escape by climbing a wall from La Plata County Jail, Colorado, only to be caught a mile away.
Sheriff’s Lieutenant Pat Downs Downs told local media: “They have a video of him climbing the wall.”
The man was eventually found after the concerned locals reported to the police, they had seen someone in a jail jumpsuit running near the Office Depot store.
The 25-year-old was apprehended by Durango Police Chief Bob Brammer, who was driving in the area, about a mile from the prison.
He was able to recognize the prisoner as he had removed his uniform and was running towards the forest.
Brammer told Durango Herald: “That’s what really caught my attention because you don’t see half-naked guys running through the woods in their boxer shorts.”
He said that with another officer, he carried Barrett-Lesco back and forth across the river.
The man was eventually arrested without any struggle.
Barrett-Lesco was initially arrested back in June, when he was caught allegedly having sex with a horse at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.
He was released on bail, but was later re-arrested on suspicion of multiple thefts, including stealing six bicycles totaling $13,000 (£9,500), breaking into a parked car and shoplifting .
On 13 August, he pleaded guilty to felony and possession of stolen equipment.
While awaiting sentencing, he was arrested again on suspicion of attempted motor vehicle theft.
Now he is being charged with committing a criminal offence.
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