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Inmate's Escape Try Leaves Him Nearly Naked (Thanks for the Pink Socks)

(CBS/AP)
Inmate Ends Up Nearly Naked After Jail Escape Try
(CBS/AP)

PHOENIX (CBS/AP) A Phoenix jail inmate was left wearing nothing but pink socks after scaling five fences in an escape attempt before he was captured.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Clayton Thornburg suffered cuts on some parts of his body since some of the Durango Jail's fences are 15 feet high, and topped with razor wire.

Apparently it was a close call all around.

Jail officials said the razor wire had stripped away Thornburg's jail uniform and pink underwear by the time he reached the last fence Thursday morning.

He was treated at the Maricopa County Medical Center.

Authorities said Thornburg likely will face a felony charge of escape, which can add up to five years to an inmate's sentence.

They said Thornburg was in jail for an extensive number of property crime charges (but apparently no fashion crimes, despite the pink underwear and socks).

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