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There's no place like...jail, for Tenn. man

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(CBS/AP) JACKSON, Tenn. - The sound of a jail door slamming is clearly sweeter to Clint Earl Sims than to most men.

Sheriff David Woolfork of Madison County, Tenn. says Sims showed up at the local lockup Tuesday to turn himself in. When deputies told Sims there were no warrants out for him, Sims told them he'd give them a reason to arrest him.

According to The Jackson Sun, a warrant says Sims then picked up a gumball vending machine in the jailhouse lobby, carried it outside and used it to break two windows.

That was enough to get him thrown in jail on charges of burglary and vandalism.

The newspaper reports it is far from Sims' first such encounter.

Sims was charged with burglary and vandalism over $1,000 at the same Criminal Justice Complex in August 2007, after authorities said he broke glass in a courtroom door and several windows.

In June 2011, he was charged with simple assault and vandalism, sheriff Woolfork said.

Three weeks ago, on March 3, he was charged with kidnapping, which Woolfork said was reduced to false imprisonment. He was released without serving any time.

And about a week ago, on March 22, Sims was charged with criminal trespassing, and released the next day on his own recognizance.

Woolfork said he thinks Sims has relatives in Jackson. He did not know if Sims had relatives or friends in jail that he might have wanted to visit.

According to the Jackson Sun, Woolfork said of Sims' latest run-in with the law, "I am familiar with them escaping out of jail, but not in."


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