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The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is Harry Jackson. He gets the award for the following-

Authorities say they arrested an escaped jail inmate trying to sneak back into the lockup with cigarettes allegedly stolen from a nearby store.

Sheriff Tommy Gregory said Saturday that 25-year-old Harry Jackson had opened a door to the exercise yard and climbed the outer fence.

Deputies found a jail door unlocked early Saturday and were looking for the inmate. They spotted Jackson trying to come back in and found 14 packs of cigarettes they believe were stolen from a convenience store about a block away.

Jackson faces new charges of breaking out of jail and burglary. He was already in jail in Camden County in far southeast Georgia for charges including possession of a controlled substance and violating probation.

Maybe he needed a warm place to sleep and three meals a day to eat. Otherwise, why not keep running. We don't know his motive, but Harry Jackson is today's Knucklehead of the Day.


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Comments (5)

He's smokin' more than cigs... (Below threshold)
DSL:

He's smokin' more than cigs! Kids, see what happens when you do too many drugs! I hope he's not a registered voter. Geesh!

He sure isnt much for think... (Below threshold)
SPURWING PLOVER:

He sure isnt much for thinking a perfect example of stupididy

do you have any idea how mu... (Below threshold)
ke_future:

do you have any idea how much 14 packs of cigarettes are worth in prison? i wouldn't call this guy a knucklehead. looks to me like he took an opportunity to improve his prison situation, but wanted to serve out the sentence so that it could be in his past.

why wouldn't he keep running? because then he would be running for the rest of his life or until he got caught.

not exactly praising the guy, but i don't think you're right on your assessment.

Wait... you're giving the k... (Below threshold)
Clint:

Wait... you're giving the knucklehead to this enterprising criminal, and not to the penal authorities who made it so easy to escape from their prison that such a cockamamie plan nearly succeeded?

Reality check please.....</... (Below threshold)
DSL:

Reality check please.....




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