Basket Case: Inmate hides in laundry to escape

Authorities say an Albuquerque, N.M. jail inmate aimed to make a clean escape when he hid in a laundry basket, Monday, July 6, 2014
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Authorities say a New Mexico inmate escaped from jail by hiding in a laundry basket.

Officials say 28-year-old Kevin Matthew Perkins packed himself in the basket Monday to get away from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque. Authorities say the laundry basket was bound for another facility.

When an officer opened a truck door, officials say Perkins jumped out of the laundry and ran.

Later, Albuquerque police received a breaking and entering call from an assisted living complex. There, they found broken glass from a window, and followed a trail of blood that led to Perkins.

So much for that "clean" getaway.

Court records show that before his not-so-great escape, Perkins was in jail on charges including robbery and credit card fraud.